Title: Power Electronics Evolution in Wind Turbines - A Market-based Analysis
Citation: RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS vol. 15 no. 9 p. 4982– 4993
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC62189
ISSN: 1364-0321
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032111002978
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.056
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The aim of the paper is to analyse the evolution of wind turbine topologies with a focus on their power electronics content, and to demonstrate the tendency of wind turbine manufacturers towards the development of generators connected to the grid by means of power electronics converters. The results are supported by a market study based on 91 % of the total installed wind capacity during the period 2000-2009. Wind turbines there are classified by topology where an important aspect is the complexity of their power electronic components. The evolution of the wind turbine market towards full power electronics converters coincides with the increasingly more strict technical requirements of the grid operation codes. The paper also provides a review of the power electronics converters used in wind turbines and a briefer description of the components that make up those converters. Finally, the paper details some of the current research and development trends plus a vision of the future by the industry.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.