# T 3.1 - Superconducting direct drive generators

This task aims at designing superconducting generators for direct drive turbines. Superconducting coils in wind generators is a promising technology, because the high magnetic flux and current densities compared to conventional generators will enable a considerable reduction of the generator weight and volume at large power levels. Additionally superconducting direct drive generators will have no or a 100 times smaller dependence on Rare Earth metals compared to permanent magnet direct drive generators. The challenges of integrating the superconducting technology in 3 MW-5MW direct drive turbines will be used in the designs at P= 10-20 MW.