Jensen, Bogi Bech1; Mijatovic, Nenad1; Henriksen, Matthew Lee1
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Center for Electric Power and Energy, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
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.
Proceedings of Uk Magnetics Society Conference, 2013