EcoSwing Officially Kicked-Off

Brussels, May 27th, 2015 - Kick-Off meeting for the new EcoSwing project held 9 partners from 5 countries met to hold the official kick-off meeting and first general assembly meeting. More than 20 consortium representatives gathered in the Brussels office of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. The meeting was witnessed by representatives from the funding agency, INEA and from the EU’s DG Research.

Superconducting Direct DriveTechnology for Next Generation WindTurbines


Bonn, May 8, 2015 – ECO 5, the engineering consultant for efficient power applications, announced today a 2.3 m€ contract under which it will contribute to the design and engineering of world’s first superconductive generator for a commercial scale wind turbine. This so-called EcoSwing generator is intended to retrofit an existing permanent magnet generator in one of the most modern on-shore +3 MW wind turbines, owned and operated by Envision Energy.

Read more: ECO_5_EcoSwing_Press_Release.pdf.