Aerodynamic and electrical evaluation of a VAWT farm control system with passive rectifiers and mutual DC-bus
2013 (English)In: Renewable energy, ISSN 0960-1481, Vol. 60, 284-292 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A wind farm with a simple electrical topology with passive rectifiers and a single inverter (mutual topology) is compared to a more complex topology where each turbine has a separate inverter (separate topology).In both cases, the turbines are controlled electrically by varying the extracted power with the rotational velocity as control signal.These two electrical topologies are evaluated with respect to absorbed power for a farm of four turbines placed either on a line or in a square formation.The evaluation is done with an aerodynamic vortex model coupled with an electrical system model.Simulations predict that individual control is beneficial for aerodynamically independent turbines if flow velocities differ significantly between turbines. If the differences in flow velocities are caused by one turbine operating in the wake of another, the deviations in power output between the topologies are less prominent.The mutual topology even deliver more power than the separate topology when one turbine is in the wake of another turbine if the wind speed changes rapidly.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 60, 284-292 p.
Wind power, Wind farm, VAWT, Vortex model, Control system
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Science of Electricity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-183739DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2013.05.028ISI: 000323628600031OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-183739DiVA: diva2:564002