Last 27th march, the EU-funded FASTAP project inaugurated its 700 m2 medium voltage laboratory at the University of Mondragon, providing a leading European facility of its kind, capable of experimentingContinue reading “FASTAP inaugurates a new benchmark medium voltage laboratory in Europe, aimed at improving the wind energy sector”
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Must-attend events in 2023
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”
Gathered to celebrate the FASTAP 4th General Assembly and Work Package Meeting
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”
Clean Tech Europe”, a new EU platform to strengthen the EU’s commitment to clean energy.
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.”
SGB-SMIT contribute to FASTAP with a cast resin dry type transformer
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 been tested with excellent results
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”
Dry-Type prototype complies with IEC SC and Vibration Test required for WTG operation
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.
Dry-Type prototype has been manufactured and tested successfully
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.
FASTAP initates its activity in Europe with a favourable wind
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.