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Hogsara island demonstration project

Objective

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.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-TREN-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

HAFMEX WINDFORCE OY
Address
Luoteisrinne 5
Espoo
Finland

Participants (5)

ABB SWITZELLAND LTD
Switzerland
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 6
Baden
HARAKOSAN
Netherlands
Address
Olympia 1 A/b
Hilversum
OÜ ROHELINE RING
Estonia
Address
Ringtee 14
Kuressaare
VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
Espoo
ZEPHYROS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Kingsfordweg 151
Amsterdam