Efficiency of selected generator-converter-topologies for wind and water power plants

Conference: PCIM Europe 2014 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
05/20/2014 - 05/22/2014 at Nürnberg, Deutschland

Proceedings: PCIM Europe 2014

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Urech, Markus; Jenni, Felix; Wiederkehr, Martin (University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland UAS-NS, Hochschule fuer Technik FHNW, Klosterzelgstr. 2, 5210 Windisch, Switzerland)

The efficiency of a given generator-converter-topology depends on the distribution of the available energy at the site of the power plant. In order to determine the efficiencies of selected generator-converter-topologies, Matlab models for generators and converters were developed. Data (wind speed and flow volume), covering at least one decade of measurements, were fed into these Matlab models. Based on the resulting simulations, the parallel-converter-topology, developed at the UAS-NS, proves to be an excellent choice for small wind and water power plants.