Registration Open: The Wind Energy Sector - A European Challenge

Visit an exciting workshop in Barcelona, November 21 - November 22


The objective of this event is to

  • Bring Industry and science closer presenting challenges, ideas, methods and capabilities.
  • Having Wind Turbine owners addressing some of the major challenges operating windfarms.
  • Introduce the different European Projects related to WIND TURBINE Industry for sharing experiences in addressing the challenges in this sector.
  • Give industrial partners the possibilities to meet the scientific partners to present capabilities in each segment.
  • Interaction between Industry Expert speakers presentations in conference and workshopping to get deep understanding of challenges and concepts.
  • Finding new partners for new projects.
  • Networking across the disciplines and among the participants.

Visit the conference website See you in Barcelona!

A Brief Insight on EcoSwing - The World's First Superconducting Generator for Wind Turbine Applications

The EcoSwing consortium is publishing a series of video clips to show ambitions and results. Please see the first in series talking about how to manufacture superconductors, and what their value proposition in a wind turbine is.

Low Cost Superconductive Generators for Mass Markets in Wind Energy

Bonn, April 28, 2016 – The ECO 5 Team presented its feasibility study Windspeed. This work received partial funding by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, DBU (German Federal Environmental Foundation). Fundamentally, substantial weight reductions and cost advantages releative to all conventional alternatives were shown. For the Windspeed generator a cost potential of 104 k€/MW, or 136 k€/MNm is expected. While this study is independent of EcoSwing and mainly deals with the medium temeprature superconductor MgB2, you will find that certain engineering aspects also apply to high temperature superconductors. This study is published in German, and available as public domain (Creative Commons—ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE).

Read more and download a copy of the full study: DBU Abschlußbericht Windspeed.pdf.

Superconducting Generators - A Fresh Breeze in Renewables

DBU-Wiezoreck2016-04-20 Osnabrück, April 20, 2016 – The feasibility and viability of superconductive wind turbine generators was the single topic of this highly focused one-day seminar.

The seminar looked into a broad range of topics from engineering feasibility, over cost comparison, to reliability and supply chain issues. ECO 5 was presented with two talks. One by Dr. J. Wiezoreck, the other by Dr. C. Bührer.

Look into the  Program Fresh Breeze in Renewables and review  All Contributions.

EcoSwing on Display at EWEA 2015

EWEA 2015 event information 2Paris, November 17, 2015 - The EWEA 2015 Annual Event presents an international platform for the wind energy industry to showcase and demonstrate its latest products and services. The event features a broad conference programme, unrivalled networking opportunities and an extensive exhibition. EcoSwing created a remarkable attention at Envision's booth. Please download a copy of the posters:  EWEA_2015_Posters_Ecoswing.pdf.

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