10MW Class Direct Drive HTS Wind Turbine: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-00312
This paper summarizes the work completed under the CRADA between NREL and American Superconductor (AMSC). The CRADA combined NREL and AMSC resources to benchmark high temperature superconducting direct drive (HTSDD) generator technology by integrating the technologies into a conceptual wind turbine design, and comparing the design to geared drive and permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) wind turbine configurations. Analysis was accomplished by upgrading the NREL Wind Turbine Design Cost and Scaling Model to represent geared and PMDD turbines at machine ratings up to 10 MW and then comparing cost and mass figures of AMSC's HTSDD wind turbine designs to theoretical geared and PMDD turbine designs at 3.1, 6, and 10 MW sizes.
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- 17 WIND ENERGY; BENCHMARKS; DESIGN; PERMANENT MAGNETS; SUPERCONDUCTORS; TURBINES; WIND TURBINES CRADA; AMERICAN SEMICONDUCTOR; 20MW CLASS DIRECT DRIVE HTS WIND TURBINE; Commercialization and Technology Transfer
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