INNOVATIVE WIND CONVERSION SYSTEMS (10-20MW) FOR OFFSHORE APPLICATIONS
The proposed project is an ambitious successor for the UpWind project, where the vision of a 20MW wind turbine was put forth with specific technology advances that are required to make it happen. This project builds on the results from the UpWind project and will further utilize various national projects in different European countries to accelerate the development of innovations that help realize the 20MW wind turbine. DTU is the coordinator of this large project of 5 years duration and with a total of 27 European partners.
The overall objectives of the INNWIND.EU project are the high performance innovative design of a beyond-state-of-the-art 10-20MW offshore wind turbine and hardware demonstrators of some of the critical components.
The progress beyond the state of the art is envisaged as an integrated wind turbine concept with:
- a light weight rotor having a combination of adaptive characteristics from passive built-in geometrical and structural couplings and active distributed smart sensing and control
- an innovative, low-weight, direct drive generator
- a standard mass-produced integrated tower and substructure that simplifies and unifies turbine structural dynamic characteristics at different water depths
The proposal addresses the heart of the Long Term R&D Programme of the New Turbines and Components strand of the European Wind Initiative (EWI) established under SET-Plan, the Common European Policy for Energy Technologies.
The consortium comprises of leading Industrial Partners and Research Establishments