The Söderfors Project: Construction of an Experimental Hydrokinetic Power Station
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Southampton, UK, 5-9 September 2011, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
The Division of Electricity at Uppsala Universityis developing an experimental hydrokinetic power station for instreamexperiments at a site in a river. The purpose of this paperis to present some of the design choices made in the constructionof the experimental station. For background purposes, an outlineof the research project as a whole is also given.
The experimental station will be deployed in the Dal¨alvenRiver at S¨oderfors, whence the project derives its name. Thesite was selected based on several technical and non-technicalreasons. The system comprises a vertically oriented cross-streamaxis turbine and a directly driven permanent magnet generator tobe situated on the riverbed. The necessary power electronics forcontrol and power conversion will be housed in a small measuringstation on shore.
The paper discusses several aspects of the project, thatmight be of interest to other researchers in the field. Variousdesign choices, where different properties become the limiting ordeciding factor in different cases, are discussed along with theirrespective advantages and disadvantages. A brief outlook as tothe future of the project is also given.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
hydrokinetic energy, vertical axis turbine, lowspeed generator, experimental facility
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Science of Electricity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-164282OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-164282DiVA: diva2:467136
9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Southampton, UK, 5-9 September 2011