Cost of energy for offshore wind turbines with different drive train types

James Carroll, Alasdair McDonald, David McMillan, Tyler Stehly, Christopher Mone, Ben Maples

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Abstract

Drive train configurations differ in many of the modern MW scale wind turbines available. These differences occur from manufacturer to manufacturer and even within a single manufactures own portfolio. The wind energy industry aims to reduce the cost of ene rgy (CoE) for offshore wind turbines to make it cost competitive with ot her forms of energy generation (gas, coal, onshore wind etc.) This paper aims to assist with t hat CoE reduction by modelling four wind turbine types with different drive trains to dete rmine which turbine type offers the lowest CoE.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2015
EventEWEA 2015 Annual Event - Paris expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
Duration: 17 Nov 201520 Nov 2015

Conference

ConferenceEWEA 2015 Annual Event
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period17/11/1520/11/15

Keywords

  • drive train configurations
  • wind turbines
  • cost of energy
  • wind energy
  • sustainable energy

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    Carroll, J., McDonald, A., McMillan, D., Stehly, T., Mone, C., & Maples, B. (2015). Cost of energy for offshore wind turbines with different drive train types. Paper presented at EWEA 2015 Annual Event, Paris, France.