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Comparison of Levelized Cost of Energy of superconducting direct drive generators for a 10 MW offshore wind turbine

Comparison of Levelized Cost of Energy of superconducting direct drive generators for a 10 MW offshore wind turbine

Category
Academic article
Abstract
A method for comparing the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) of different superconducting drive trains is introduced. The properties of a 10 MW MgB$_{2}$ superconducting direct drive generator are presented in terms weight scaled to a turbine with a rotor diameter up of 280 m and the cost break down of the nacelle components. The partial load efficiency of the generator is evaluated for a constant cooling power of 0, 50 kW and 100 kW and the annual energy production is used to determine the impact on Levelized Cost of Energy. Copyright IEEE
Client
  • EC/FP7 / 308974
Language
English
Author(s)
  • Asger B Abrahamsen
  • Dong Liu
  • Niklas Magnusson
  • Arwyn Sean Thomas
  • Ziad Azar
  • Ewoud Stehouwer
  • Ben Hendriks
  • Gerrit Jan Van Zinderen
  • Fujin Deng
  • Zhe Chen
  • Dennis Karwatzki
  • Axel Mertens
  • Max Alexander Parker
  • Stephen Jon Finney
  • Henk Polinder
Affiliation
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Delft University of Technology
  • SINTEF Energy Research / Elkraftteknologi
  • Siemens plc
  • Netherlands
  • Knowledge Centre WMC
  • Aalborg University
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • University of Strathclyde
  • The University of Edinburgh
Year
2018
Published in
IEEE transactions on applied superconductivity
ISSN
1051-8223
Volume
28
Issue
4