AVER - Optimization and demonstration of a new vertical axis wind turbine for microgeneration
With this project the aim is to optimise a mini wind turbine as well as demonstrating its functionality as a micro-generation system. To this end, new optimised wind turbine components will be developed to run with aerodynamic wind turbines. As regards the demonstration of functionality, four operation scenarios are put forward, with four demonstrators, in which the wind turbine acts as a micro-generation system on its own or combined with photovoltaic solar power and integrated storage.
Some of the key elements of the project are the development of a permanent magnet electrical generator, designing and developing control electronics, implementing a control, monitoring and communications system, and validating and verifying optimised wind turbines and demonstrators
Other objectives include developing and demonstrating various pieces of technical equipment, such as the electrical generator itself, improving the competitiveness of businesses involved in the project and contributing to the participation of renewable energy in the electrical production mix.