Battle of Wind Turbines at Wind Energy Denmark

WIND ENERGY DENMARK – the Danish Wind Industry’s Annual Event is the one Danish wind event that brings together the entire wind industry and research community under one roof for a two-day conference and exhibition. In this unique setup, industry meets research, onshore meets offshore even across borders. The event takes place from 26-27 October 2016 at DOK5000 in Odense.

In a particularly exciting session called Battle of Wind Turbines, our colleague Jesper Hansen will be talking about drive train options and review superconductivity projects in the wind industry. Of course, he will be providing an update on EcoSwing, as well. This is the entire session:

  • 14:00-14:15 Asger B. Abrahamsen, Senior Research Scientist, DTU Wind Energy: New direct drive technologies of the INNWIND.EU project: Superconducting vs pseudo direct drive
  • 14:15-14:30 Jesper Hansen, Coordinator of EcoSwing consortium, Envision Energy (Denmark): Superconducting direct drive development of the EcoSwing project.  Download Jesper's presentation here .
  • 14:30-14:45 Hans-Joergen Thougaard, Magnet Specialist, Siemens Wind Power (Denmark): Characterization of hard magnetic materials in direct drive wind turbines
  • 14:45-15:00 Anders Bach Andersen, Senior Product Manager, MHI Vestas Offshore: Selecting the optimum solution for drivetrains, seen from a wind turbine owner's perspective
  • 15:00-15:15 Discussion Drive Train mix in 2030?

Access the conference website: WIND ENERGY DENMARK - Annual Event 2016.

EcoSwing on Display at WindEnergy Hamburg 2016

WindEnergy2016 Hamburg

Hamburg, September 27, 2016 - Learn more about EcoSwing progress at WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading expo for wind energy. For instance, experts from Jeumont Electric can provide news on their innovative JEOLIS generator configuration, and on EcoSwing, of course. Please consider the following list of EcoSwing members present at WindEnergy Hamburg with booth numbers next to the names.

  • Delta Energy Systems: B2.EG.305
  • DNV GL: B4.EG.324
  • Envision Energy: B7.507
  • Jeumont Electric: B2.EG.441.8
See you in Hamburg!

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.

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