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Project: Energy-efficient small-scale wind turbines by optimization of the component interactions with an active converter topology

project duration
01-OCT-11 – 30-SEP-13
abstract
This research project focuses on the investigation of 1) the efficiency increase of variable-speed distributed generators by optimizing the generator-rectifier interaction and 2) the power quality increase and converter robustness by optimizing the rectifier-inverter and inverter-grid interaction. These goals will be achieved by using current waveform optimization in the generator, a higher MPPt reaction speed and an improved rectifier topology.