Status of 3 MW PM Synchronous Generator Development Project for Off-shore WECS

3MW 해상풍력용 영구자석 동기발전기 개발현황

  • 김동언 (포항가속기연구소, 포항공과대학교) ;
  • 한홍식 (포항가속기연구소, 포항공과대학교) ;
  • 이홍기 (포항가속기연구소, 포항공과대학교) ;
  • 정영규 (포항가속기연구소, 포항공과대학교) ;
  • 서형석 (포항가속기연구소, 포항공과대학교) ;
  • 정진화 (포항가속기연구소, 포항공과대학교)
  • Published : 2007.06.21


Pohang Wind Energy Research Center (PoWER-C) is developing a 3 MW Radial Flux Permanent Magnet (RFPM) Synchronous Generator for offshore Wind Energy Converter (WEC). The rotor rpm is 15.7 and the gear ratio is set to be 92.93. The nominal generator rpm at the rated load is about 1459. To reduce the switching loss in the power electronics, the maximum frequency is limited to 100 Hz. This requirement limits the number of pole to six or eight. Permanent magnet excitation is assumed for higher energy yield and higher efficiency. In this report, the requirements and the first efforts for the physics design are described.