Worlds first superconducting wind turbine on grid and producing power

THEVA’s HTS coils for the EcoSwing generator

After the successful installation of the EcoSwing generator in Thyborøn, the project has progressed further. Now commissioning has advanced to a level where this compact and lightweight generator is grid connected and producing power.

The EcoSwing project has had its “Kitty Hawk Moment” at 14:00h on 6 December 2018 when Envision’s direct drive turbine produced net power to the grid. Soon thereafter the engineers could ramp the EcoSwing to 1 MW and beyond.

Thus EcoSwing claims the title as world’s first wind turbine with a grid connected superconducting generator. Test and verification is in progress to capture new knowledge on operation with superconductive technology.

2018-12-21T15:24:57+00:00 December 21st, 2018|