Superconductivity for Large Scale Wind Turbines

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A conceptual design has been completed for a 10MW superconducting direct drive wind turbine generator employing low temperature superconductors for the field winding. Key technology building blocks from the GE Wind and GE Healthcare businesses have been transferred across to the design of this concept machine. Wherever possible, conventional technology and production techniques have been used in order to support the case for commercialization of such a machine. Appendices A and B provide further details of the layout of the machine and the complete specification table for the concept design. Phase 1 of the program has allowed us to understand ... continued below

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Fair, R.; Stautner, W.; Douglass, M.; Rajput-Ghoshal, R.; Moscinski, M.; Riley, P. et al. October 12, 2012.

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A conceptual design has been completed for a 10MW superconducting direct drive wind turbine generator employing low temperature superconductors for the field winding. Key technology building blocks from the GE Wind and GE Healthcare businesses have been transferred across to the design of this concept machine. Wherever possible, conventional technology and production techniques have been used in order to support the case for commercialization of such a machine. Appendices A and B provide further details of the layout of the machine and the complete specification table for the concept design. Phase 1 of the program has allowed us to understand the trade-offs between the various sub-systems of such a generator and its integration with a wind turbine. A Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) analysis have been completed resulting in the identification of high risk components within the design. The design has been analyzed from a commercial and economic point of view and Cost of Energy (COE) calculations have been carried out with the potential to reduce COE by up to 18% when compared with a permanent magnet direct drive 5MW baseline machine, resulting in a potential COE of 0.075 $/kWh. Finally, a top-level commercialization plan has been proposed to enable this technology to be transitioned to full volume production. The main body of this report will present the design processes employed and the main findings and conclusions.

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  • Report No.: DOE/EE0005143
  • Grant Number: EE0005143
  • DOI: 10.2172/1052970 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1052970
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc827684

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Fair, R.; Stautner, W.; Douglass, M.; Rajput-Ghoshal, R.; Moscinski, M.; Riley, P. et al. Superconductivity for Large Scale Wind Turbines, report, October 12, 2012; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc827684/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.