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Variable intensity electro-magnets generator for wind and hydroelectric turbines

a variable intensity electromagnet generator will be developed. The generator will be modified to a multi pole system using variable-intensity electro-magnets rather than permanent magnets. A control system will monitor rotor speed and change the electro-magnet intensity according to actual rotor speed. This modulation of electro-magnet performance in real time will enable optimal variable-speed efficiency and performance regardless of rotor speed. This innovative generator and control system will be incorporated in a 50kw in-pipe hydroelectric system optimized to incorporate the new technology.
this will be the first scale-up step from the existing 10kw system. The next step will be the development of a 100 - 300kw system, to be incorporated in a wind turbine which will be modified to incorporate the generator and control system.).

Start date: 
01-11-2011
Project Duration: 
23months
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.