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Title A Study on the Parallel Operation Strategy of Small Wind Turbine System for Battery Charging
Authors Yung-Deug Son ; Hyun-Keun Ku ; Jang-Mok Kim
DOI 10.6113/TKPE/2014.19.6.549
Page pp.549-556
ISSN 1229-2214
Keywords Parallel operation; PMSG; Diode rectifier; DC/DC buck converter; Blade power; Battery charger power; Electrical losses; Tip-speed ratio; MPPT
Abstract This study proposes a parallel operation strategy for small wind turbine systems. A small wind turbine system consists of blade, permanent magnet synchronous generator, three-phase diode rectifier, DC/DC buck converter, and the battery load. This configuration has reliability, simple control algorithm, high efficiency, and low cost. In spite of these advantages, the system stops when unexpected failures occur. Possible failures can be divided into mechanical and electrical parts. The proposed strategy focuses on the failure of electrical parts, which is verified by numerical analysis through equivalent circuit and acquired general formula of small wind power generation systems. Simulation and experimental results prove its efficiency and usefulness.