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A reliable and efficient new generator system for offshore wind farms with DC farm grid

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4 Author(s)
Henschel, M. ; Inst. for Electr. Energy Conversion, Darmstadt Univ. of Technol., Germany ; Hartkopf, T. ; Schneider, H. ; Troester, E.

This paper discusses a new patent pending rectifier system for direct-drive permanent-magnet wind generators. The basic idea is to use a generator with two sets of three-phase windings. One will be connected to a diode bridge rectifier and the other to an active rectifier (e.g. IGBT). The purpose of this new concept is to achieve maximum generator torque, which allows compact and cost-effective permanent-magnet generators, with a reliable and cheap rectifier.

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Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2002. pesc 02. 2002 IEEE 33rd Annual  (Volume:1 )

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