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.
Proceedings of Ewea 2014, 2014
Superconducting generator; Direct drive generator; Offshore wind turbine; Nacelle integration
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European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition 2014