XROTOR

Title

 XROTOR

Start Date

01/2021

End Date

01/2024

Funding Body

H2020

Coordinator

University of Strathclyde

Research Partners

GE Wind Energy, NTNU, TU Delft, CENER

Principal Investigators

Cian Desmond, Jimmy Murphy

Research Area

Offshore Renewable Energy

Introduction

This is a €4m project 3-year project coordinated by the University of Strathclyde which aims to develop an X-shaped radical offshore wind turbine for the overall cost of energy reduction. The aim of the project is to develop a highly innovative hybrid between a horizontal-axis (primary rotor) and vertical-axis (secondary rotor) wind turbine, to determine its performance and levilised cost of energy, and to ratify the concept work with an OEM (wind turbine manufacturer).

UCC-MaREI is leading a multidisciplinary team that will assess the social, economic, and environmental impact of the technology and devises strategies to maximise the benefit in these 3 key areas.