R McMahon, Wind Technologies Ltd
From session: Wind 1: Generators and design, From: PEMD 2012: Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Conference, 27 - 29 March 2012, Bristol, UK
27 March 2012 Power channel
This paper presents the design and testing of a 250 kW medium-speed Brushless Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (Brushless DFIG), and its associated power electronics and control systems. The experimental tests confirm the design, and show the systemâ€™s steady-state and dynamic performance. The medium-speed Brushless DFIG in combination with a simplified two-stage gearbox promises a low-cost low-maintenance and reliable drive train for wind turbine applications.
M Mathekga,Cambridge University, UK
P Tavner, Wind Technologies Ltd, UK and Durham University, UK