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High Performance MPPT Based on Variable Speed Generator Driven by Wind Power Generation in Battery Applications
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High Performance MPPT Based on Variable Speed Generator Driven by Wind Power Generation in Battery Applications
Padmanabhan, Sutha; Kaliyappan, Kannan;
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A wind generator (WG) maximum power point tracking (MPPT) system is presented here. It comprises of a variable-speed wind generator, a high-efficiency boost-type dc/dc converter and a control unit. The advantages of the aimed system are that it does not call for the knowledge of the wind speed or the optimal power characteristics and that it operates at a variable speed, thus providing high efficiency. The WG operates at variable speed and thus suffers lower stress on the shafts and gears compared to constant-speed systems. It results in a better exploitation of the available wind energy, especially in the low wind-speed range of 2.5-4.5 m/s. It does not depend on the WG wind and rotor-speed ratings or the dc/dc converter power rating. Higher reliability, lower complexity and cost, and less mechanical stress of the WG. It can be applied to battery-charging applications.
Boost converter;Maximum power point tracking (MPPT);Microcontroller;Variable speed;Wind generator (WG);
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