Future on power electronics for wind turbine systems
FUTURE ON POWER
ELECTRONICS FOR WIND
•Wind turbine technology is the most promising
renewable energy technology.
•Started in 1980s with a 4-8 KW production of power
•Today 4.5-8 MW production of power per unit.
•Initially no need of power control system to regulate
frequency and voltage.
•But now control system parameters are necessary part
of wind turbine systems.
• Elimination of slip rings.
• Full power
•Expensive electronic components.
•Higher power loss
TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES FOR
POWER ELECTRONICS IN WIND
•Lower level cost of
FUTURE TECHNOLOGY FOR WIND
• Generator and drive train
• Power electronics and
• Power semiconductor device
•Last four decades, wind energy is most promising
•Wind power reduces cost of electric energy.
•Use of power electronics system, it may be
conventional energy one day.
•Lower energy cost, higher reliability and better
power integration will push the technology in
developments in wind turbine systems.