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Development of a commercial concept for variable speed operation of unregulated submersible compact turbines

Objective

The scientific and technical objectives of the project are:
- to develop, optimise and test a commercial concept for VSO of unregulated submersible compact turbines - to redesign a runner, intake and guide vanes for VSO
- to apply a new frequency converter concept for grid connected and stand alone operation (e.g. for rural electrification)
- to develop a new direct coupled permanent magnet generator with water cooling
- to prove feasibility of the VSO concept
- to reduce electricity cast at low head hydropower sites
- to increase the flexibility and operation range of the compact turbine series
- to develop a site specific software design tool for the proposed turbine concept based on efficiency and duration curves

Call for proposal

Fifth Energie C
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Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER SOLARE ENERGIEVERSORGUNGSTECHNIK E.V.
Address
Konigstor 59
Kassel
Germany

Participants (5)

ELMOTEC ANTRIEBSTECHNIK AG
Switzerland
Address
Gewerbestrasse 30
Kleindoettingen
IT POWER LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
The Manor House, Chineha Court, Lutyens Close
Chineham, Hampshire
SMA REGELSYSTEME GMBH
Germany
Address
Hannoversche Str. 1-5
Niestetal
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART, INSTITUT FUER STROEMUNGSMECHANIK UND HYDR. STROEMUN
Germany
Address
Keplerstr. 7
Stuttgart
WATERPUMPS WP OY
Finland
Address
Karhusuontie 39
Helsinki