Innovation Challenges

We have identified a number of specific technology innovation challenges within the offshore renewable energy industry, the resolution of which will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, and have a positive impact on the UK economy.

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The project

The Compact High-Efficiency Generator (CHEG) project aims to advance the state of the art in wind turbine generator technology by reducing the cost of the turbine and increasing the efficiency of the generator to reduce the cost of energy. The generator and gearbox are major turbine components and constitute a major part of the cost, complexity and failure modes of wind turbines. The use of the innovative pseudo direct drive (PDD) generator within wind turbines will reduce the capital cost of such installations and subsequent decommissioning, and have a positive impact on operation and maintenance costs.

 

The partners

The project lead partner is Magnomatics and includes ORE Catapult, ATB, DNV GL, EDF Energy, and JL Mag.

 


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