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Type: Conference paper
Title: Investigation of a low-cost grid-connected inverter for small-scale wind turbines based on a constant-current source PM generator
Author: Whaley, D.
Ertasgin, G.
Soong, W.
Ertugrul, N.
Darbyshire, J.
Dehbonei, H.
Nayar, C.
Citation: 32nd Annual Conference on Industrial Electronics, IECON 2006; pp.4297-4302
Publisher: IEEE
Issue Date: 2006
Series/Report no.: IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
ISBN: 1424401364
ISSN: 1553-572X
Conference Name: Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics (32nd : 2006 : Paris, France)
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David M. Whaley, Gurhan Ertasgin, Wen L. Soong, Nesimi Ertugrul, James Darbyshire, Hooman Dehbonei, Chem V. Nayar
Abstract: This paper describes a novel low-cost grid-connected inverter for small-scale wind turbines based on a high-inductance PM generator operating in a constant-current output mode. The PM generator is connected to a switched-mode rectifier (SMR) which consists of an uncontrolled rectifier and a switch. The combination of the high-inductance generator and uncontrolled rectifier produces a constant DC current. The switch is used to modulate this current and produces an output current whose fundamental component is a full-wave rectified sinewave and is in-phase with the grid voltage. A line-frequency commutated H-bridge inverter and LC output filter is used to produce a sinusoidal output grid current. The concept is verified using simulations and experimental results
Rights: © 2006 IEEE
RMID: 0020095980
DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2006.347938
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