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Optimization of a Small Wind Power Plant for Annual Wind Speed Distribution

Division of Drive Automation and Robotics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatic Control and Informatics, Opole University of Technology, 45-758 Opole, Poland
Institute of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Faculty of Control, Robotics and Electrical Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Piotrowo 3A, 60-965 Poznan, Poland
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Academic Editor: Frede Blaabjerg
Energies 2021, 14(6), 1587;
Received: 13 February 2021 / Revised: 6 March 2021 / Accepted: 9 March 2021 / Published: 12 March 2021
This article presents a method to adjust the elements of a small wind power plant to the wind speed characterized by the highest annual level of energy. Tests were carried out on the basis of annual wind distributions at three locations. The standard range of wind speeds was reduced to that resulting from the annual wind speed distributions in these locations. The construction of the generators and the method of their excitation were adapted to the characteristics of the turbines. The results obtained for the designed power plants were compared with those obtained for a power plant with a commercial turbine adapted to a wind speed of 10 mps. The generator structure and control method were optimized using a genetic algorithm in the MATLAB program (Mathworks, Natick, MA, USA); magnetostatic calculations were carried out using the FEMM program; the simulations were conducted using a proprietary simulation program. The simulation results were verified by measurement for a switched reluctance machine of the same voltage, power, and design. Finally, the yields of the designed generators in various locations were determined. View Full-Text
Keywords: switched reluctance generator (SRG); annual wind distribution; optimization switched reluctance generator (SRG); annual wind distribution; optimization
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Wrobel, K.; Tomczewski, K.; Sliwinski, A.; Tomczewski, A. Optimization of a Small Wind Power Plant for Annual Wind Speed Distribution. Energies 2021, 14, 1587.

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Wrobel K, Tomczewski K, Sliwinski A, Tomczewski A. Optimization of a Small Wind Power Plant for Annual Wind Speed Distribution. Energies. 2021; 14(6):1587.

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Wrobel, Krzysztof; Tomczewski, Krzysztof; Sliwinski, Artur; Tomczewski, Andrzej. 2021. "Optimization of a Small Wind Power Plant for Annual Wind Speed Distribution" Energies 14, no. 6: 1587.

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