A low-cost non-mechanical maximum power point tracking scheme for grid-tied single-phase induction generators

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Creator Khan, Faisal Habib
Other Author Zhang, Rui
Title A low-cost non-mechanical maximum power point tracking scheme for grid-tied single-phase induction generators
Date 2012-01-01
Description A new configuration of a single-phase induction generator based power generation system with maximum power point tracking capability is proposed in this paper, and this configuration is suitable for small-scale variable speed wind energy conversion system. Using this technique, the synchronous speed of the single-phase machine can be adjusted by regulating the frequency of the voltage applied at the auxiliary winding of the motor. Therefore, with variable electrical frequencies the maximum power can be extracted at different wind velocity. The steady-state model as well as the dynamic model of a single-phase induction generator is presented in order to analyze the system characteristics. In addition, a prototype of the system is implemented and tested. The experimental results have been presented and compared with simulation results to validate the peak power extracting capability. Using the proposed configuration, the generated power from the induction generator seems to be consistent with the available wind power.
Type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Volume 6166105
Issue 2060
First Page 2065
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Zhang, R., & Khan, F. (2012). A low-cost non-mechanical maximum power point tracking scheme for grid-tied single-phase induction generators. Conference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC, 6166105, 2060-5.
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Date Created 2012-07-31
Date Modified 2012-08-16
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61551rq
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