What are the benefits of using a superconducting generator

WHAT IS SUPERCONDUCTING GENERATOR

In this generator superconductors are used in field windings, this generator has a supercooled rotor it is different from the conventional generator in terms of the power system, efficiency and weight superconductors are used in this generator which can achieve superconductivity at high temperature

It has a superconducting stator which could be operated at high temperature and due to the presence of superconductor it can achieve high power, the superconducting generator uses motors, induction machine and magnet like the conventional generator, the major difference between the conventional and superconducting generator is the windings of the superconducting generators can handle more powerful magnetic field.

ADVANTAGES OF USING HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS IN GENERATOR


By using the HTS in generator it can provide fast and reactive power support and the generators will be smaller, lighter, efficient, and it would be less expensive to manufacture and to operate

OPERATION

Superconducting generator has a supercooled rotor, the rotor is supercooled by a liquid which is contained within the rotor, other components are torque tubes and a thermal radiation shield in normal conditions the liquid is vaporized into gas and the gas is directed to the torque tubes by the help of heat exchanger the torque tube transmits torque from the generator driver

BENEFITS OF SUPERCONDUCTING GENERATOR

  • Efficiency is increased and reduced the losses
  • Energy can be saved
  • Pollution is reduced
  • Installation and capital cost is reduced
  • Grid stability is achieved
  • Life-cycle cost is reduced

ADVANTAGES OF SUPERCONDUCTING GENERATOR

  • Efficiency- by using superconducting wire for the field windings there won’t be any loss in the rotor winding and in armature bars as in the conventional generator
  • Smaller and lighter- the capacity can be increased without using additional space the equipment are simplified and it is less costly
  • System impact- due to the superconductors the armature reactance is reduced and by this the spinning reserve is reduced and then it has the ability to permit the power factor correction without adding capacitors or synchronous reactors to the power system
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