Suprapower: Superconducting, reliable, lightweight and more powerful offshore wind turbine.

SUPRAPOWER project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 308793

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  • Suprapower | Superconducting, reliable, lightweight and more powerful offshore wind turbine.

  • Suprapower | Superconducting, reliable, lightweight and more powerful offshore wind turbine.

  • Suprapower | Superconducting, reliable, lightweight and more powerful offshore wind turbine.

Suprapower

SUPRAPOWER (SUPerconducting, Reliable, lightweight, And more POWERful offshore wind turbine) is an EU FP7 founded research project focused on a major innovation in offshore wind turbine technology by developing a new compact superconductor-based generator.

The project aims to provide an important breakthrough in offshore wind industrial solutions by designing an innovative, lightweight, robust and reliable 10 MW class offshore wind turbine based on a superconducting (SC) generator, taking into account all the essential aspects of electric conversion, integration and manufacturability.

Today’s geared as well as direct-drive permanent magnet generators are difficult to scale up further. Their huge size and weight drives up the cost of both fixed and floating foundations as well as O&M cost. New solutions to provide better power scalability, weight reduction and reliability are needed. Superconductivity may be the only technology able to combine such features and allow scaling to 10 MW and beyond by radical reduction of the head mass.

Latest News & Events

New documents published

February 06, 2014 | Published by Iker Marino

Articles, presentations and posters about SUPRAPOWER, presented at EUCAS 2013 and EWEA Offshore 2013 are available in the Documents and Publications section. Report on the Deliverable "Improved MgB

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Partners

Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain) Acciona Windpower S.A. (Spain) Acciona Energy S.A. (Spain) Columbus Superconductor Spa (Italy) Oerlikon-Leybold Vacuum GMBH (Germany) Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovac Academy of Sciences (Slovakia) University of Southampton (United Kingdom) Karlsruher Institut Technologie (Germany) D2M Engineering (France)