Induction Generators for Direct-Drive Wind Turbines

Matthew Lee Henriksen, Bogi Bech Jensen

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This paper considers the use of a squirrel cage induction generator for a direct-drive wind turbine. Advantages of this topology include a simple/rugged construction, and no need for permanent magnets. A major focus of this paper is the choice of an appropriate pole number. An iterative, analytical design process is employed to create generators of different pole numbers for comparison, with static 2-D finite element analysis used for verification. It is shown that increasing the pole number has the effects of reducing the required core material, reducing the power factor, increasing the leakage reactance, and increasing the efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)9781457700606
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventIEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference - Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


ConferenceIEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference
CityNiagara Falls, Canada
Period01/01/2011 → …

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