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The small wind turbine field lab extensive field tests for small wind turbines

Karel Van Wyngene (UGent) , Joannes Laveyne (UGent) , Jeroen De Kooning (UGent) , Kurt Stockman (UGent) , Peter Sergeant (UGent) , Wim Van Paepegem (UGent) , Dick Botteldooren (UGent) , Jeroen De Maeyer (UGent) , Greet Van Eetvelde (UGent) and Lieven Vandevelde (UGent)
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This paper describes the research possibilities at the Small Wind Turbine Field Lab and the involved research groups of Ghent University, covering different aspects of a small wind energy system. In contrast to large and medium-sized wind turbines, small wind turbines are still plagued by relatively high production and purchase costs, and low reliability and energy yield. Furthermore, most of them have not been subjected to a field test program. Power-Link, the energy knowledge platform of Ghent University, has for three years operated a modest field test site for small wind turbines, that drew the attention of a lot of manufacturers of small wind turbines. In response, Ghent University decided to launch the Small Wind Turbine Field Lab (SWT Field Lab), to subject small wind turbines to more extensive field tests. Now not only the energy yield is tested, but also topics such as grid integration, structural strength, noise propagation, generator and drive train design and tower construction are studied. All of these parameters are correlated with meteorological data measured on-site.
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maximum power point tracking, PMSG, noise, propagation, test bench, generator design, structural strength, grid integration, energy yield, field tests, small wind turbine, SWT Field lab

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Chicago
Van Wyngene, Karel, Joannes Laveyne, Jeroen De Kooning, Kurt Stockman, Peter Sergeant, Wim Van Paepegem, Dick Botteldooren, Jeroen De Maeyer, Greet Van Eetvelde, and Lieven Vandevelde. 2013. “The Small Wind Turbine Field Lab Extensive Field Tests for Small Wind Turbines.” Ed. Martina Bachvarova, Shane Mulligan, and Yu Guiyong. WWEA Quarterly Bulletin (1): 56–63.
APA
Van Wyngene, K., Laveyne, J., De Kooning, J., Stockman, K., Sergeant, P., Van Paepegem, W., Botteldooren, D., et al. (2013). The small wind turbine field lab extensive field tests for small wind turbines. (M. Bachvarova, S. Mulligan, & Y. Guiyong, Eds.)WWEA Quarterly Bulletin, (1), 56–63.
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Van Wyngene K, Laveyne J, De Kooning J, Stockman K, Sergeant P, Van Paepegem W, et al. The small wind turbine field lab extensive field tests for small wind turbines. Bachvarova M, Mulligan S, Guiyong Y, editors. WWEA Quarterly Bulletin. World Wind Energy Association (WWEA); 2013;(1):56–63.
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Van Wyngene, Karel, Joannes Laveyne, Jeroen De Kooning, et al. “The Small Wind Turbine Field Lab Extensive Field Tests for Small Wind Turbines.” Ed. Martina Bachvarova, Shane Mulligan, & Yu Guiyong. WWEA Quarterly Bulletin 1 (2013): 56–63. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper describes the research possibilities at the Small Wind Turbine Field Lab and the involved research groups of Ghent University, covering different aspects of a small wind energy system. In contrast to large and medium-sized wind turbines, small wind turbines are still plagued by relatively high production and purchase costs, and low reliability and energy yield. Furthermore, most of them have not been subjected to a field test program. Power-Link, the energy knowledge platform of Ghent University, has for three years operated a modest field test site for small wind turbines, that drew the attention of a lot of manufacturers of small wind turbines. In response, Ghent University decided to launch the Small Wind Turbine Field Lab (SWT Field Lab), to subject small wind turbines to more extensive field tests. Now not only the energy yield is tested, but also topics such as grid integration, structural strength, noise propagation, generator and drive train design and tower construction are studied. All of these parameters are correlated with meteorological data measured on-site.},
  author       = {Van Wyngene, Karel and Laveyne, Joannes and De Kooning, Jeroen and Stockman, Kurt and Sergeant, Peter and Van Paepegem, Wim and Botteldooren, Dick and De Maeyer, Jeroen and Van Eetvelde, Greet and Vandevelde, Lieven},
  editor       = {Bachvarova, Martina and Mulligan, Shane and Guiyong, Yu},
  journal      = {WWEA Quarterly Bulletin},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {56--63},
  publisher    = {World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)},
  title        = {The small wind turbine field lab extensive field tests for small wind turbines},
  url          = {http://www.wwindea.org/webimages/WWEA2013.01-final.pdf},
  year         = {2013},
}