Electrical Starter System for an H-Rotor Type VAWT with PM-Generator and Auxiliary Winding
2011 (English)In: Wind Engineering: The International Journal of Wind Power, ISSN 0309-524X, E-ISSN 2048-402X, Vol. 35, no 1, 85-92 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In order to operate a modern wind turbine an effective start procedure is required. This article presents an electrical start for a VAWT which is shown to have advantages over an aerodynamic start. An electrical starter for a 12 kW VAWT has been designed and built. The starter is based on a six-step modulated inverter that is feedback-controlled by the rotor position. The inverter is connected to an auxiliary winding in the generator to separate the starter electronics from the main system. The system has been simulated and experimentally verified in the wind turbine setup.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Multi Science Publishing , 2011. Vol. 35, no 1, 85-92 p.
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Science of Electricity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-164210DOI: 10.1260/0309-524X.35.1.85OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-164210DiVA: diva2:466816