Electrical machines and power electronic drives for wind turbine applications

Nikola Milivojevic, Igor Stamenkovic, Nigel Schofield, Ali Emadi

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This paper presents a review of different solutions for small wind turbines of the order 2-50kW, designed for wind energy harvesting applications. Because the power characteristic of wind turbines is not linear, there are several topologies and control strategies for maximizing machine output power. In addition, the efficiency of the entire system depends on the type of the electrical machine that is used. The development of new designs of electromagnetic machine exhibiting good power density within a low cost constraint, coupled with appropriate power electronic control strategies, can improve overall system efficiencies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 34th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2008
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781424417667
ISBN (Print)9781424417674
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event34th Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics - Florida Hotel & Conference Center, Orlando, United States
Duration: 10 Nov 200813 Nov 2008
Conference number: 34

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)
ISSN (Print)1553-572X


Conference34th Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics
Abbreviated titleIECON 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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