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Comparison of Levelized Cost of Energy of Superconducting Direct Drive Generators for a 10-MW Offshore Wind Turbine

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  • Asger Bech Abrahamsen
  • Dong Liu
  • Niklas Magnusson
  • Arwyn Thomas
  • Ziad Azar
  • Ewoud Stehouwer
  • Ben Hendriks
  • Gerrit-jan Van Zinderen
  • Fujin Deng
  • Zhe Chen
  • Dennis Karwatzki
  • Axel Mertens
  • Max Parker
  • Stephen Finney
  • Henk Polinder

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number4
Early online date28 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018


Abstract—A method for comparing the Levelized Cost of En-ergy (LCoE) of different superconducting drive trains is intro-duced. The properties of a 10 MW MgB2 superconducting direct drive generator and the cost break down of the nacelle compo-nents are presented and scaled up to a turbine with a rotor di-ameter of up to 280 m. The partial load efficiency of the genera-tor is evaluated for a constant cooling power of 0, 50 kW and 100 kW and the annual energy production is used to determine the impact on Levelized Cost of Energy.

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