Analysis of Permanent Magnet Generator for Wind Power Battery Charging

Eduard Muljadi, Stephen Drouilhet, Richard Holz, Vahan Gevorgian

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Abstract

One type of wind-powered battery charging will be explored in this paper. It consists of a wind turbine driving a permanent magnet alternator and operates at variable speed. The alternator is connected to a battery bank via a rectifier. The characteristic of the system depends on the wind turbine, the alternator, and the system configuration. If the electrical load does no match the wind turbine, the performance of the system will be degraded. By matching the electrical load to the wind turbine, the system can be improved significantly. This paper analyzes properties of the system components. The effects of parameter variation and the system configuration on the system performance are investigated. Two basic methods of shaping the torque-speed characteristic of the generator are presented. The uncompensated as well as the compensated systems will be discussed. Control strategies to improve the system performance will be explored. Finally, a summary of the paper will be presented in the last section.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages541-548
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1996
EventConference Record of the 1996 IEEE Industry Applications 31th IAS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 4) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 6 Oct 199610 Oct 1996

Conference

ConferenceConference Record of the 1996 IEEE Industry Applications 31th IAS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 4)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period6/10/9610/10/96

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-22909

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