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Comparative Study of Different Grid Connected Wind Energy Conversion System Configurations

Virendra Kr. Maurya, J.P. Pandey, Chitranjan Gaur
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Volume 2 , Issue 2: Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI-2021) , PP 1-13
DOI: https://doi.org/10.54060/JIEEE/002.02.024


As per the present scenario of the world energy crisis, Renewable energy conversion systems (wind energy) have become the most prominent alternative in the field of renewable energy, especially at offshore locations due to the availability of wind in huge amounts round the clock. This paper summarizes the comparative study of most commonly used generators and power converters configurations at off-shore/on-shore wind farms. A comparison study has been done on the basis of their fixed/variable speed operation, MPPT ability, FRT ability, power converter utilization, power factor, reactive power compensation, with and without gearbox, and other technical parameters.

Key-Words / Index Term

Wind Energy Conversion, Fixed Speed Wind Energy Conversion, Squirrel cage induction generator (SCIG), Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG), Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator (PMSG), Maximum power point traction Technology (MPPTT)


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