Maximising wind turbines’ electric capabilities
FASTAP aims to disrupt the existing Wind Energy market with a new very fast electronic on-load tap changer transformer technology for wind turbines, offering new vision of power generation: responsive, flexible and adaptative. This solution will increase the wind turbines (WTG) operability while reducing wind’s leverage cost of energy.
FASTAP will increase the annual energy production of WTG up to 5%. WTG electric capabilities will be maximized and systems will incorporate new gridconnection points. The project starts at TRL6 and will be completely developed through 2021-2023 reaching a TRL9 in 33 months.
FASTAP will feed the growing energy needs worldwide using green sources. This project is focused on the reduction of CO2 emissions, and it will secure EU green jobs by increasing the wind market capacity.
FASTAP aims to reduce wind’s Leverage Cost of Energy up to 5.5%. It will engage the companies involved in the commercialization and design of WFs..
WHAT WE DO
These team members have large experience working together and cover the whole value chain to ensure that the FASTAP final product reaches the market.
Leader in the WTG market, will be the integrator and validator of the FASTAP product into 5 MW platforms.
The most industrially oriented University in Spain. It was the first creator of the FASTAP concept and will provide the FASTAP technology to wind turbine transformers.
Market leader in bipolar high-performance semiconductors, brings the technical know-how and commercial capacity for thyristors-based semiconductors.
Number one medium-sized manufacturer of transformers in Europe, brings the technical know-how and commercial capacity for transformers.
- The Oil-Immersed FASTAP prototype has been tested with excellent resultsThe Oil-Immersed FASTAP prototype has undergone endurance and auto-start tests at Fraunhofer Institute facilities in Freiburg, Germany. Over two intense weeks the tap changing capabilities have been checked along the +14.4% voltage range.Continue reading “The Oil-Immersed FASTAP prototype has been tested with excellent results”
- Dry-Type prototype complies with IEC SC and Vibration Test required for WTG operationDuring summer 2021 the DTT FASTAP prototype faced the final, and maybe more aggressive stages of the validation process. In collaboration with KEMA laboratories and in accordance with the IEC standards relevant to Wind Turbine Generators, Short-circuit and Vibration tests were carried out.
- Dry-Type prototype has been manufactured and tested successfullyAt the beginning of FASTAP project, an intense preliminary test campaign to the newly manufactured DTT prototype was carried out in Freiburg, at the Fraunhofer institute for Solar Energy. The power capacity of this modern facilities made it available to host the first electrical endurance tests of the project.