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X-ROTOR: X-shaped Radical Offshore wind Turbine for Overall cost of energy Reduction

Project description

Steady as she blows: Reliable offshore wind gets a breath of fresh air

Wind power can make a significant contribution to Europe's electricity needs as well as to its ambitious goals for CO2 emissions reduction. Offshore winds are often more reliable sources of stronger gusts than onshore winds. However, the cost of energy from offshore wind is higher due to more challenging construction and maintenance conditions and requirements of offshore installations. The EU-funded XROTOR project proposes a completely new wind turbine design concept called the X-Rotor that could drastically reduce capital and operating costs, enhancing attractiveness for investment. A combination of technical, cost, environmental and socio-economic impact modelling will ensure the concept is holistically a winner.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-RES-RIA
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 226 565

Participants (5)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 891 602,50
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 585 016,25
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 454 192,50
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALSTOM RENOVABLES ESPAÑA S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 94 750
Address
Roc Boronat 78
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 647 882,50
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments