On the design and performance of a power electronics converter for the DeepWind project

Ewen Ritchie, Krisztina Leban, Ionut Trintis, Florin Valentin Traian Nica, Daniela Boian, Ciprian Biris, Paul Dan Burlacu, Stoyan Shivachev, Uwe Schmidt Paulsen

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Abstract

DeepWind is a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) concept, with the turbine rotor mounted on a floating spar buoy with the generator at the bottom up to 300 m below the sea. To control the starting, variable speed and overspeed limitation operation of the VAWT, the only method available is to control the torque and speed of the generator. A four quadrant, three level, neutral point clamped inverter configuration is proposed and the design of this discussed. Various operational features are tested on a small scale laboratory version. Sample test results are given. The challenges of the DeepWind marine application are presented and discussed and some solutions are proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings : Technologies and materials for renewable energy, environment and sustainability: TMREES19
Number of pages10
Volume2123
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Publication date2019
Edition1
Article number030018
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-1863-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventTMREES19 International Conference: Technologies and Materials for Renewable Energy, Environment and Sustainability - Beirut, Lebanon
Duration: 10 Apr 201912 Apr 2019
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Conference

ConferenceTMREES19 International Conference: Technologies and Materials for Renewable Energy, Environment and Sustainability
CountryLebanon
CityBeirut
Period10/04/201912/04/2019
Internet address
SeriesAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN0094-243X

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Ritchie, E., Leban, K., Trintis, I., Nica, F. V. T., Boian, D., Biris, C., Burlacu, P. D., Shivachev, S., & Schmidt Paulsen, U. (2019). On the design and performance of a power electronics converter for the DeepWind project. In AIP Conference Proceedings: Technologies and materials for renewable energy, environment and sustainability: TMREES19 (1 ed., Vol. 2123). [030018] American Institute of Physics. AIP Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5117049