Energy-efficient small-scale wind turbines by optimization of the component interactions with an active converter topology

01 October 2011 → 31 August 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Automation and control systems
    • Electrical energy production and distribution
    • Renewable power and energy systems engineering
    • Power electronics not elsewhere classified
    • Wind energy
small-scale wind turbines current waveform shaping rectifier topology and control
Project description

This research project focuses on the investigation of 1) the efficiency increase of variable-speed distributed generators by optimizing the generator-rectifier interaction and 2) the power quality increase and converter robustness by optimizing the rectifier-inverter and inverter-grid interaction. These goals will be achieved by using current waveform optimization in the generator, a higher MPPt reaction speed and an improved rectifier topology.