Special Issue "Wind Turbine Power Systems"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Industrial Electronics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Davide Astolfi
Guest Editor
Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Via G. Duranti 93, 06125 Perugia, Italy
Interests: wind turbines; condition monitoring; fault diagnosis; non-stationary machinery; control and monitoring; vibrations; applied statistics; numerical modelling; mechanical systems dynamics
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Dear Colleagues,

Wind turbines are expected to become, in the next few years, the leading technology for electricity production from a renewable energy source, likely as a result of multifaceted improvements in the efficiency of wind kinetic energy conversion. Correspondingly, the scientific literature about wind turbine technology is flourishing at present.

On the grounds of this premise, the present Special Issue calls for contributions on innovations in aspects related to wind turbine technology.

The privileged topic is power electronics in wind turbine applications but, since there are several possible directions for optimizing wind turbine power, the scope of the Special Issue is wide. Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Power electronics in wind turbine applications;
  • Wind turbine electrical circuits and devices;
  • Wind turbine power control and monitoring;
  • Wind turbine control innovation, design and testing;
  • Wind farm control;
  • Early fault diagnosis and condition monitoring;
  • Soft computing and information processing applications in wind power technology;
  • Innovations in sensory systems and measurement technology for wind energy;
  • Wind turbine components aging, operation and maintenance, end of life issues;
  • Signal processing applications;
  • Micro wind turbine technology and smart mini grids.

Dr. Davide Astolfi
Guest Editor

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  • energy systems
  • power electronics
  • electrical engineering
  • wind turbines
  • control and monitoring
  • control systems engineering

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Wind Energy Harnessing in a Railway Infrastructure: Converter Topology and Control Proposal
Electronics 2020, 9(11), 1943; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9111943 - 18 Nov 2020
Long distances in the vicinities of railways are not exploited in terms of wind energy. This paper presents a scalable power electronics approach, aimed to harness the wind potential in a railway infrastructure. The key aspect of this proposal relies on both using [...] Read more.
Long distances in the vicinities of railways are not exploited in terms of wind energy. This paper presents a scalable power electronics approach, aimed to harness the wind potential in a railway infrastructure. The key aspect of this proposal relies on both using the wind energy in the location, and the displaced air mass during the movement of a train along the railway, in order to produce electrical energy. Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT) are used in order to take advantage of the wind power, and widely used and well-known power converter techniques to accomplish the goal, showing MPPT techniques, parallelization of converters and power delivery with a Solid State Transformer (SST). Results are shown according simulations of the whole system, with and without train activity, resulting that 30.6 MWh of the energy could be generated without the train, and the energy generated with the assistance of the train could reach 32.3 MWh a year. Concluding that almost the 10% of the energy could be provided by the assistance of the train. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wind Turbine Power Systems)
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