Superconducting generator for large wind turbines

  • Jensen, Bogi Bech (Project Manager)
  • Mijatovic, Nenad (Project Participant)
  • Song, Xiaowei (Andy) (Project Participant)

Project Details

Description

The HTS-GEN project targets a major market opportunity by developing the first high temperature superconducting (HTS) generator for large wind turbines (WTs).
The specific objectives for the project period are:
1) To design and build a representative test segment of a HTS-based generator for a DD WT and measure thermal, mechanical and electromagnetic properties of such segment.
2) To study the performance of the test segment using the results to adjust and validate the analysis models and the design to be applied in manufacturing of generators to large WTs.
The overall success criterion for HTS-GEN is the construction and testing of a test segment of the generator – including validation of its thermal, mechanical and electromagnetic performance – in conformity with the selected design. In addition, the selected design shall allow clear technical, supply chain and cost advantages compared with current technology.
AcronymHTS-GEN
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/10/201331/10/2016

Keywords

  • Superconducting machines
  • Wind turbines
  • Superconducting wind turbine generators