FASTAP is committed to keeping up to date with the latest trends in the wind energy sector, to share technological advances, challenges, objectives and synergies. Events and conferences are aContinue reading “Must-attend events in 2023”
Last 21 December, the FASTAP consortium bodies met to celebrate the 4th General Assembly and Work Package meeting in order to review the progress of the projects and present theContinue reading “Gathered to celebrate the FASTAP 4th General Assembly and Work Package Meeting”
The European Commission is launching “Clean Tech Europe”, a new platform to strengthen its value chains for clean energy. The new Platform aims to advance the key industries that willContinue reading “Clean Tech Europe”, a new EU platform to strengthen the EU’s commitment to clean energy.”
Unlike existing solutions, the voltage in FASTAP’s wind turbine transformer is not adjusted with mechanical or regulating switches, but with the help of semiconductor technology, so-called thyristors. The main advantageContinue reading “SGB-SMIT contribute to FASTAP with a cast resin dry type transformer”
The 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 theContinue reading “The Oil-Immersed FASTAP prototype has been tested with excellent results”
During 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.
At 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.
The European Project FASTAP has been launched this May 2021. The project will be executed until 2023 by 4 European organizations from Denmark, Spain and Germany: Siemens Gamesa, Mondragon University, Infineon and SGB-SMIT. These entities together, will investigate around the optimization of wind turbines, to achieve an extra potential worldwide wind market.