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Investigation of capacitor-excited induction generators and permanent magnet alternators for small scale wind power generation

Nayar, C.V., Perahia, J., Thomas, F., Phillips, S.J., Pryor, T. and James, W.L. (1991) Investigation of capacitor-excited induction generators and permanent magnet alternators for small scale wind power generation. Renewable Energy, 1 (3-4). pp. 381-388.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0960-1481(91)90047-S
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Abstract

This paper examines two electric generator options for use in autonomous wind systems producing asynchronous electric power. The first makes use of a capacitor-excited squirrel-cage induction generator feeding a battery bank and an induction motor driven centrifugal pump. The second uses a permanent magnet alternator. Results obtained from field tests and laboratory experiments are included.

A model to calculate the wind energy captured by a commercial 5 kW wind turbine, used in the field tests, is presented. This information is then used in a cost benefit analysis based on the present value method.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Research Institute for Sustainable Energy
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 1991 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/20069
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