Magnet Free Generators - 3rd Generation Wind Turbine Generators

Bogi Bech Jensen, Nenad Mijatovic, Matthew Lee Henriksen

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This paper presents an introduction to superconducting wind turbine generators, which are often referred to as 3rd generation wind turbine generators. Advantages and challenges of superconducting generators are presented with particular focus on possible weight and efficiency improvements. A comparison of the rare earth usage in different topologies of permanent magnet generators and superconducting generators is also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of UK Magnetics Society conference
Number of pages2
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventMaterials and Applications - Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 22 Oct 201323 Oct 2013


ConferenceMaterials and Applications
LocationAalborg University

Bibliographical note

Bogi B. Jensen, Nenad Mijatovic and Matthew L. Henriksen

The publication presents peer reviews conference paper, presented at UK Magnetics Society conference in Aalborg


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