Design study of a 10 MW MgB2 superconductor direct drive wind turbine generator

Asger Bech Abrahamsen, Niklas Magnusson, Dong Liu, Ewoud Stehouwer, Ben Hendriks, Henk Polinder

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A superconducting direct drive generator based on field windings of MgB2 superconducting tape is proposed as a solution by mounting the generator in front of the blades using a king-pin nacelle design for offshore turbines with power ratings larger than 10 MW as investigated in the INNWIND.EU project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EWEA 2014
Number of pages7
PublisherEuropean Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventEuropean Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition 2014 - Fira de Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 Mar 201413 Mar 2014


ConferenceEuropean Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition 2014
LocationFira de Barcelona Gran Via
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  • Superconducting generator
  • Direct drive generator
  • Offshore wind turbine
  • Nacelle integration


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