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Evaluation of the maximum power point tracking performance in small wind turbines

Jeroen De Kooning UGent, Bart Meersman UGent, Tine Vandoorn UGent and Lieven Vandevelde UGent (2012) 2012 IEEE POWER AND ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING. p.1-8
abstract
In the scope of a further increase in the production of renewable energy, grid-connected small wind turbines offer a promising new technology. To ensure a market breakthrough of small wind turbines, the cost effectiveness must be maximized. Therefore, the aerodynamic efficiency or power coefficient of the turbine blades is an important factor. This power coefficient is determined by the Tip Speed Ratio (TSR), which characterizes the air flow around the blade. The control of the converter must regulate the TSR of the turbine at the most optimal value to maximize the power coefficient. This is done by the Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithm. In this paper, measurement data of three commercial wind turbines is used to evaluate the MPPT performance. The real TSR will be calculated from the measurements and compared to the optimal value for each wind speed. This allows to investigate whether the MPPT performs adequately. From the difference between the real TSR and the optimal TSR, an estimation will be made of the loss of energy yield caused by the possible ineffective operation of the MPPT algorithm. This paper shows and estimates the room for improvement in the MPPT of small wind turbines.
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keyword
Maximum power point tracking, Tip-speed ratio, Wind energy, CONTROL DESIGN, GENERATION SYSTEM, Power coefficient, Performance evaluation
in
2012 IEEE POWER AND ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING
pages
1 - 8
publisher
IEEE
place of publication
Piscataway, NJ, USA
conference name
Power & Energy society general meeting : New energy horizons : opportunities and challenges (PES - 2012)
conference location
San Diego, CA, USA
conference start
2012-07-22
conference end
2012-07-26
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000312493701010
ISBN
9781467327299
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
P1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2967874
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2967874
date created
2012-08-06 11:07:05
date last changed
2013-02-04 16:32:43
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  abstract     = {In the scope of a further increase in the production of renewable energy, grid-connected small wind turbines offer a promising new technology. To ensure a market breakthrough of small wind turbines, the cost effectiveness must be maximized. Therefore, the aerodynamic efficiency or power coefficient of the turbine blades is an important factor. This power coefficient is determined by the Tip Speed Ratio (TSR), which characterizes the air flow around the blade. The control of the converter must regulate the TSR of the turbine at the most optimal value to maximize the power coefficient. This is done by the Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithm. In this paper, measurement data of three commercial wind turbines is used to evaluate the MPPT performance. The real TSR will be calculated from the measurements and compared to the optimal value for each wind speed. This allows to investigate whether the MPPT performs adequately. From the difference between the real TSR and the optimal TSR, an estimation will be made of the loss of energy yield caused by the possible ineffective operation of the MPPT algorithm. This paper shows and estimates the room for improvement in the MPPT of small wind turbines.},
  author       = {De Kooning, Jeroen and Meersman, Bart and Vandoorn, Tine and Vandevelde, Lieven},
  booktitle    = {2012 IEEE POWER AND ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING},
  isbn         = {9781467327299},
  keyword      = {Maximum power point tracking,Tip-speed ratio,Wind energy,CONTROL DESIGN,GENERATION SYSTEM,Power coefficient,Performance evaluation},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {San Diego, CA, USA},
  pages        = {1--8},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Evaluation of the maximum power point tracking performance in small wind turbines},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
De Kooning, Jeroen, Bart Meersman, Tine Vandoorn, and Lieven Vandevelde. 2012. “Evaluation of the Maximum Power Point Tracking Performance in Small Wind Turbines.” In 2012 IEEE POWER AND ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING, 1–8. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE.
APA
De Kooning, J., Meersman, B., Vandoorn, T., & Vandevelde, L. (2012). Evaluation of the maximum power point tracking performance in small wind turbines. 2012 IEEE POWER AND ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING (pp. 1–8). Presented at the Power & Energy society general meeting : New energy horizons : opportunities and challenges (PES - 2012), Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE.
Vancouver
1.
De Kooning J, Meersman B, Vandoorn T, Vandevelde L. Evaluation of the maximum power point tracking performance in small wind turbines. 2012 IEEE POWER AND ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE; 2012. p. 1–8.
MLA
De Kooning, Jeroen, Bart Meersman, Tine Vandoorn, et al. “Evaluation of the Maximum Power Point Tracking Performance in Small Wind Turbines.” 2012 IEEE POWER AND ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, 2012. 1–8. Print.