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Machines 2014, 2(3), 202-218; doi:10.3390/machines2030202

Design Analysis of a Novel Synchronous Generator for Wind Power Generation

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nagasaki University/Bunkyo-machi, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan
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Received: 1 May 2014 / Revised: 15 July 2014 / Accepted: 5 August 2014 / Published: 18 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Machinery for Renewable Power Generation)

Abstract

A novel synchronous generator is proposed for wind power generation. The field flux is generated by the half-wave rectified excitation method. The generator does not require slip rings and brushes for field power supply, as well as permanent magnets. In this paper, the excitation method is explained, and then, the basic characteristics are calculated using the finite element method analysis. Furthermore, the generator is designed for increasing the output power and efficiency. View Full-Text
Keywords: wind power generation; generator; self-excitation wind power generation; generator; self-excitation
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Higuchi, T.; Yokoi, Y.; Abe, T.; Sakimura, K. Design Analysis of a Novel Synchronous Generator for Wind Power Generation. Machines 2014, 2, 202-218.

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