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Energies 2010, 3(4), 619-633; doi:10.3390/en3040619

A Wind Farm Electrical Systems Evaluation with EeFarm-II

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Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Westerduinweg 3, 1755 LE Petten, The Netherlands
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Vattenfall AB, Power Technology, J¨amtlandsgatan 99 , SE 162 87 Stockholm, Sweden
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Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
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Received: 27 January 2010 / Accepted: 20 February 2010 / Published: 31 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wind Energy)
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Abstract

EeFarm-II is used to evaluate 13 different electrical systems for a 200 MW wind farm with a 100 km connection to shore. The evaluation is based on component manufacturer data of 2009. AC systems are compared to systems with DC connections inside the wind farm and DC connection to shore. Two options have the best performance for this wind farm size and distance: the AC system and the system with a DC connection to shore. EeFarm-II is a user friendly computer program for wind farm electrical and economic evaluation. It has been built as a Simulink Library in the graphical interface of Matlab-Simulink. EeFarm-II contains models of wind turbines, generators, transformers, AC cables, inductors, nodes, splitters, PWM converters, thyristor converters, DC cables, choppers and statcoms. View Full-Text
Keywords: offshore wind farm electrical systems; offshore wind farm design; offshore wind farm economics offshore wind farm electrical systems; offshore wind farm design; offshore wind farm economics
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Pierik, J.; Axelsson, U.; Eriksson, E.; Salomonsson, D.; Bauer, P.; Czech, B. A Wind Farm Electrical Systems Evaluation with EeFarm-II. Energies 2010, 3, 619-633.

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