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.
Keywords: 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.
Pierik J, Axelsson U, Eriksson E, Salomonsson D, Bauer P, Czech B. A Wind Farm Electrical Systems Evaluation with EeFarm-II. Energies. 2010; 3(4):619-633.
Pierik, Jan; Axelsson, Urban; Eriksson, Emil; Salomonsson, Daniel; Bauer, Pavol; Czech, Balazs. 2010. "A Wind Farm Electrical Systems Evaluation with EeFarm-II." Energies 3, no. 4: 619-633.