Wind Energy System with Matrix Converter

  • Kotb B. TawfiqEmail author
  • A. F. Abdou
  • E. E. EL-Kholy
Part of the Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Storage book series (RESES)


Keeping in mind the end goal to address energy issues, considering financial and natural variables, a Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) is bit-by-bit gaining interest as the suitable source of renewable energy. In this chapter, a direct AC-AC Matrix Converter (MC) is utilized to interface an isolated static load fed from the WECS. Due to the advantage of lower cost, maintenance simplicity and short circuit self-protection, the self-excited induction generator is used to generate electric energy. The MC is used instead of the conventional rectifier-inverter converter because it does not contain the bulky size capacitor, the ability of controlling the input displacement factor and the unity factor can be achieved. Moreover, the MC can be provided in a simple construction, and gives a wide range of output frequency. In comparison with cycloconverter, the MC can give an output frequency that may be equal, less or greater than input frequency. This chapter introduces a modified algorithm for space vector modulation that reduces the total harmonic distortion of the output voltage so the size and cost of the required filter can be reduced. Moreover, a modified open loop control of matrix converter with indirect space vector modulation is introduced to provide constant frequency and output voltage even if the wind speed changed.


Matrix converter Indirect space vector modulation Wind turbine Renewable energy Induction generator 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kotb B. Tawfiq
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. F. Abdou
    • 1
  • E. E. EL-Kholy
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of EngineeringMenoufia UniversityShebeen El-KomEgypt

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