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Energies 2017, 10(10), 1498;

Analytical Derivation of Electrical-Side Maximum Power Line for Wind Generators

Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Ariel University of Samaria, Ariel 40700, Israel
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
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Academic Editor: Marco Mussetta
Received: 16 August 2017 / Revised: 18 September 2017 / Accepted: 25 September 2017 / Published: 26 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wind Generators Modelling and Control)
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In order to enhance the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) speed of solar generators, offline calculated maximum power line (MPL) is often used as a feed-forward signal added to the output of MPPT controller. MPL is nonlinear static electrical characteristic of renewable energy generators connecting all the maximum power points for given temperature. In this letter, electrical side MPL is derived for a typical wind turbine generator (WTG). It is shown that MPLs of solar and wind generators possess similar structure, supporting the similarity between the two energy conversion processes. View Full-Text
Keywords: wind turbine generator; MPPT; maximum power line wind turbine generator; MPPT; maximum power line

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Kolesnik, S.; Kuperman, A. Analytical Derivation of Electrical-Side Maximum Power Line for Wind Generators. Energies 2017, 10, 1498.

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