Current and Future Developments of the C-GEN Lightweight Direct Drive Generator for Wave & Tidal Energy

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Abstract / Description of output

The C-GEN is a novel permanent magnet generator aimed at reducing overall system mass in direct drive power takeoff applications. The design of a C-GEN
generator requires the combination of electromagnetic, structural and thermal models. Two rotary prototypes of 15 & 20kW have been constructed and tested and the 15kW prototype has been fitted to a wind turbine. A1kW linear generator has been tested and is being modified for flooded operation meanwhile a larger
50kW prototype is being designed. A feasibility study of C-GEN technology in four different wave and tidal projects is being undertaken.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings of the 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, 2009
Pages352-359
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2009

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Direct Drive
  • Linear Generator
  • Power Takeoff

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