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Performance evaluations of three-phase self-excited induction generator with variable-speed wind turbine and minimum required capacitance

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4 Author(s)
Ahmed, T. ; The Graduate Sch. of Sci. & Eng., Yamaguchi Univ., Japan ; Moisseev, S. ; Hiraki, E. ; Nakaoka, M.

In this paper, the steady-state operating performance analysis and the minimum capacitance design of the excitation capacitor bank required for the three-phase self-excited induction generator (SEIG) driven by a variable-speed prime mover (VSPM) is presented on the basis of effective algorithms. The steady-state operating performances and the minimum excitation capacitance design required for the VSPM coupled the three-phase SEIG in unregulated voltage control loop scheme are evaluated on line processing under the conditions of particular torque-speed characteristics of the VSPM which are similar to the torque-speed characteristics of the wind turbine prime mover and the electrical passive load power variations with the simple and efficient computation processing procedures. The three-phase SEIG driven by VSPM prototype setup is implemented for the small-scale clean renewable and alternative energy utilizations. The experimental operating performance results are illustrated and give good agreements with the simulation ones.

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Power Electronics and Drive Systems, 2003. PEDS 2003. The Fifth International Conference on  (Volume:1 )

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17-20 Nov. 2003