Comparison of Levelized Cost of Energy of superconducting direct drive generators for a 10 MW offshore wind turbine

Asger Bech Abrahamsen*, Dong Liu, Niklas Magnusson, Arwyn Thomas, Ziad Azar, Ewoud Stehouwer, Ben Hendriks, Gerrit Jan Van Zinderen, Fujin Deng, Zhe Chen, Dennis Karwatzki, Axel Mertens, Max Parker, Stephen Finney, Henk Polinder

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Abstract

A method for comparing the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) of different superconducting drive trains is introduced. The properties of a 10 MW MgB$_{2}$ superconducting direct drive generator are presented in terms weight scaled to a turbine with a rotor diameter up of 280 m and the cost break down of the nacelle components. The partial load efficiency of the generator is evaluated for a constant cooling power of 0, 50 kW and 100 kW and the annual energy production is used to determine the impact on Levelized Cost of Energy.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5208205
JournalI E E E Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume28
Issue number4
Number of pages5
ISSN1051-8223
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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This article has been accepted for publication in a future issue of this journal, but has not been fully edited. Content may change prior to final publication.

Keywords

  • Generators
  • Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE)
  • Superconductor
  • Wind energy

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