X-ROTOR objectives

X-ROTOR will develop a highly innovative wind turbine design to directly target cost of energy reduction and scalability of wind turbines.The project aims to take X-ROTOR concept from its current technology readiness level of TRL 1 to TRL 3. In doing so, the goal is to determine the X-ROTOR’s economic, social and environmental impacts and confirm the potential for a levelised costs of energy (LCOE) reduction of 20-30%. In realising this overarching objective the project has three subsidiary objectives, namely:

  1. To determine the performance of the X-Rotor concept by designing the mechanical structure, operational strategy, and carrying out a performance assessment.
  2. To design a power take-off and conversion system, which provides full freedom of choice of operating strategy.
  3. To estimate the reduction in levelised cost of energy (LCOE) including both the CAPEX and OPEX
    components.

Objectives

The X-ROTOR project will develop a highly innovative wind turbine design to directly target cost of energy reduction and scalability of wind turbines.

Work plan

The X-ROTOR project runs for three years from January 2021, during which time, the concept will be developed through a holistic consideration of technical, cost, environmental and socio-economic impact aspects.

Partners

A project led by University of Strathclyde (UK) working with Delft University of Technology (NL), University College Cork (IE), Fundacion Cener  (ES), GE Renovables España (ES), and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO)