As turbine sizes cross the threshold from 10MW to 12MW, the wind turbine industry’s key supply chain partners, including converter manufacturers, must meet the challenge of developing components that enable turbine OEMs to provide machines that reduce LCoE.
This report, written in partnership with industry leaders Ingeteam, covers three areas of technological innovation for converters designed specifically for +10MW turbines:
- Voltage level - low voltage (LV) to medium voltage (MV) reduces power losses
- Number of conversion lines (CL)
- Semiconductor chip architectures