Swan Centre researchers are looking at ways to improve the efficiency of wind-generated electricity and we specialise in the areas below:
- offshore wind, offshore power engineering, expertise in high-power AC/DC conversion, HV DC transmission and large-scale power electronics;
- large electrical machines – virtually unique in UK academia now;
- doubly-fed induction generators for wind turbines; improving control and fault ride-through;
- very large direct-drive permanent magnet generators for next-generation offshore windfarms .