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Thermal Analysis of Wind and Solar Systems

  • Alhussein AlbarbarEmail author
  • Canras Batunlu
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Abstract

This chapter presents case studies on lifetime and reliability analysis for power electronic devices based on the electrothermal and thermomechanical characteristics. Model outcomes are validated, in real time, using dSPACE system with a physical permanent magnet generator based wind turbine system test rig. Effects of maximum power point tracking algorithms on lifetime and thermal stresses in DC–DC converters under different operating conditions are also studied. Converter’s electrothermal characteristics were first modeled. Subsequently, experiments on photovoltaic solar system were carried out using two different MPPT algorithms, namely, perturb and observe (P&O) and incremental conductance (IC).

Keywords

Reliability analysis Wind turbines Photovoltaic solar systems dSPACE system Permanent magnet generator Maximum power point tracking algorithms DC–DC converters 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EngineeringThe Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUnited Kingdom

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