A new maximum power point tracking technique for permanent magnet synchronous generator based wind energy conversion system

Y. Y. Xia, K. H. Ahmed, B. W. Williams

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Abstract

A new maximum power point tracking technique for permanent magnet synchronous generator based wind energy conversion systems is proposed. The technique searches for the system optimum relationship for maximum power point tracking and then controls the system based on this relationship. The validity of the technique is theoretically analyzed, and the design procedure is presented. The primary merit of the proposed technique is that it does not require an anemometer or preknowledge of a system, but has an accurate and fast response to wind speed fluctuations. Moreover, it has the ability of online updating of time-dependant turbine or generator parameter shift. The validity and performance of the proposed technique are confirmed by MATLAB/Simulink simulations and experimentations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3609-3620
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • wind energy
  • design
  • machine
  • fed induction generator
  • efficiency
  • inverter
  • speed
  • permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG)
  • controller
  • capture
  • maximum power point tracking (MPPT)
  • turbine system
  • power coefficient
  • intelligent control
  • conversion system

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