Simulation and Technical Comparison of Different Wind Turbine Power Control Systems

Mojtaba Tahani
Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Iman Rahbari
Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

Samira Memarian
Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

Saeedeh Mirmahdian
Islamic Azad University of Arak, Arak, Iran

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110574233

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:24, s. 4233-4240

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Wind as a significant renewable source of energy along with different ways for its optimum utilization is attended. At this paper; initially different types of wind turbine power control systems are introduced briefly; then advantages and disadvantages of them; are evaluated in practical and theoretical aspects. At the following; governing generated power formulation is proved briefly; then the effective parameters on power; e.g. wind velocity; wind temperature are studied and simulated in MATLAB software. Then practical data from an actual stall control wind turbine entered and related curves are investigated. Based on these data; performance of an actual pitch control wind turbine is estimated and related curves are investigated. At the following; using Weibull theory; real power-time curve and estimated power-time curve; monthly produced energy of turbines are estimated. And finally Specific Power Performance (SPP) is defined and shown that pitch control system produced energy more than stall control system at the same rotor swept area.


Wind Turbine; Power Control System; Pitch Control; Stall Control


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