SWIP project has a clear orientation to small and medium wind power which involves:
- The design of an innovative and low cost wind generator (between 1 and 100 kW) which could be adapted to different types of wind turbines deployments depending on its final emplacement. Two configurations of permanent magnet generator will be developed, one for direct drive connection and a second one for a gearbox connection.
- The design and development of cutting-edge technology wind blades, which maximize the wind energy conversion in each type of final model, addressing small and medium size wind turbines and considering both vertical and horizontal axis for different use. The new blades will also contribute to the objectives of reducing vibration and noise coming from those elements, addressing the overall operation goals established in SWIP.
- The implementation of a Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system that will allow a better performance of the wind generator, through improved operation and maintenance. This system will be used for the control of the turbine, safety issues, operation mode selection and reliability improvement through preventive maintenance. Converters will be able to work both in isolated grid and connected to the network. Furthermore, their control will satisfy “The Network Code on Requirements for Generators” which will be certified once they are installed in their final locations.