HISPProject reference: 503811
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV
Hogsara island demonstration project
Total cost:EUR 6 187 575
EU contribution:EUR 1 697 000
Call for proposal:FP6-2002-TREN-1
Funding scheme:STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
The objective of the project is to gain experience and to build up a track record of small wind farm with multi megawatt wind turbines built on island, to demonstrate high availability and to verify the low cost foundation design with as little alteration on the nature and inhabitants of the islands as possible. The electrical conversion system will be designed for a cluster of turbines in order to minimise the number of components and to optimise costs thus contributing to the objectives mentioned.
The power quality will be according to international standards with controllable reactive power in order to improve the (sometimes) weak grids. Voltage dips will not lead to turbine shut down, a valuable asset for the utilities. Innovations of the project are integrated inverter system and new foundation technology, which contribute to the activity areas of this project. The archipelago area of Southwest Finland has thousands of small islands and islets while wind conditions are close to an offshore site.