Bobby Hogg Room, Faraday Building, King's Buildings
The DeepWind Concept
So far, offshore wind energy has been mainly based on onshore technology removed into shallow waters.In order to reduce the cost, offshore wind energy needs new concepts designed specifically for offshore conditions.
Key issues for a successful deep-sea offshore concept are:
Potential for up-scaling
Suitability for deep sites
The DeepWind project addresses a Darreius wind turbine mounted on a spar buoy, with a direct drive generator. Aalborg University, Dept. of Energy Technology is researching the generator, power converter and bearings. The other partners are researching all the other aspects of the system. This presentation will give a brief introduction to the entire DeepWind project.
The seminar team would like to thank the Engineering Graduate Society (EngGradSoc) for its funding and support of this seminar series.
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