A micro wind power generation system using permanent magnet reluctance generator

Hiroki Goto, Hai Jiao Guo, Osamu Ichinokura

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Abstract

Permanent magnet reluctance generator (PMRG) has robust construction similar to switched reluctance generator (SRG), but PMRG requires no excitation unlike SRG. So, PMRG is suitable for a micro wind generation system because of its low cost on manufacturing and its simple control circuit. In the paper, a 250-watt micro wind power generation system using PMRG is proposed. First, a new magnetic circuit model of the PMRG is proposed and simulated dynamically with the power converter by a general-purpose circuit simulator. It is confirmed that the proposed model is acceptable by comparing with calculation results of finite element analysis (FEM). Second, the proposed micro wind generation system is totally simulated using the magnetic circuit model of the PMRG with power converters, maximum power tracking control scheme, and power smoothing system using electric double layer capacitor(EDLC). Finally, experimental results by a simulated wind turbine are presented. The proposed wind generation system employed with PMRG contributes to expand into low cost wind generation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE '09
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event2009 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE '09 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2009 Sep 82009 Sep 10

Publication series

Name2009 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE '09

Other

Other2009 13th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE '09
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period09/9/809/9/10

Keywords

  • Adjustable speed generation system
  • Distributed power
  • Modeling
  • Reluctance drive
  • Windgenerator systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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