Comparison of levelized cost of energy of superconducting direct drive generators for a 10-MW offshore wind turbine

Asger Bech Abrahamsen, Dong Liu, Niklas Magnusson, Arwyn Thomas, Ziad Azar, Ewoud Stehouwer, Ben Hendriks, Gerrit-Jan Van Zinderen, Fujin Deng, Zhe Chen, Dennis Karwatzki, Axel Mertens, Max Parker, Stephen Finney, Henk Polinder

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Abstract

A method for comparing the levelized cost of energy (LCoE) of different superconducting drive trains is introduced. The properties of a 10-MW MgB2 superconducting direct-drive generator and the cost break down of the nacelle components are presented and scaled up to a turbine with a rotor diameter of up to 280 m. The partial load efficiency of the generator is evaluated for a constant cooling power of 0, 50, and 100 kW, and the annual energy production is used to determine the impact on the LCoE.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5208205
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume28
Issue number4
Early online date28 Feb 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • generators
  • levelized cost of energy (LCoE)
  • superconductor
  • wind energy

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    Abrahamsen, A. B., Liu, D., Magnusson, N., Thomas, A., Azar, Z., Stehouwer, E., Hendriks, B., Van Zinderen, G-J., Deng, F., Chen, Z., Karwatzki, D., Mertens, A., Parker, M., Finney, S., & Polinder, H. (2018). Comparison of levelized cost of energy of superconducting direct drive generators for a 10-MW offshore wind turbine. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity , 28(4), [5208205]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2018.2810294