Low speed, large diameter, direct-drive permanent magnet synchronous generator with electrical gearing for wind energy systems

Mahmoud Masoud, Mostafa Hamad, Stephen Finney, Barry Williams

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Abstract

This paper studies the feasibility of an alternative configuration for the electric power generation from low speed, large diameter, direct drive wind turbines up to 2.5 MW. The step-up low frequency transformer functions as an electrical gear. The transformer output is rectified and subsequently can be conditioned for connection to the grid or stand alone system. An active power filter is connected to the generator terminals to improve the performance and minimize generator torque ripple.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
Edition550 CP
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event20th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2009 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jun 8 2009Jun 11 2009

Other

Other20th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2009
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period6/8/096/11/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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