Advertisement

Technologies for Electricity Generation in Wind Turbines

  • Bogi Bech Jensen
  • Tore Undeland
Part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment book series (ECE)

Abstract

The power of wind has been utilized by humans for thousands of years. Wind has been used to propel sailing ships, to mill grain in windmills and, more recently, for electricity production in wind turbines. The first experimental wind turbines for electricity production were installed in the late 1880s. These were not economical and, hence, were not considered a viable alternative to fossil-fuel-powered electricity production.

Keywords

Wind Turbine Wind Farm Continuous Variable Transmission Doubly Feed Induction Generator Offshore Wind Turbine 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Arabian-Hoseynabadi, P., J. Tavner and H. Oraee, ‘Reliability Comparison of Direct-Drive and Geared Drive Wind Turbine Concepts’, Wind Energy, 13, 62–73.Google Scholar
  2. Atallah, K., J. Rens, S. Menzani and D. Howe (2008) ‘A Novel “Pseudo” Direct-drive Brushless Permanent Magnet Machine’, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics , 44(43), 49–52.Google Scholar
  3. Diepeveen, N. (2011) ‘On Fluid Power Transmission for Offshore Wind Turbines’, PhD dissertation (Delft: Delft University of Technology).Google Scholar
  4. Global Wind Energy Council (2012) Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update 2012 , http://www.gwec.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Annual_report_2012_LowRes.pdf, date accessed December 17, 2013.Google Scholar
  5. Henriksen, M.L. and B.B. Jensen (2012) ‘Comparison of Megawatt-Class Permanent Magnet Wind Turbine Generator Concepts’, EWEA Proceedings , Copenhagen.Google Scholar
  6. Höhn, B.R. (2011) ‘Future Transmissions for Wind Turbines’, Applied Mechanics and Materials , 86, 18–25.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Jensen, B.B., N. Mijatovic and A.B. Abrahamsen (2013) ‘Development of Superconducting wind Turbine Generators’, Journal of Renewable Sustainable and Energy , 5, 023137.Google Scholar
  8. Polinder, H., J.A. Ferreira, B.B. Jensen, A.B. Abrahamsen, K. Atallah and R.A. McMahon (2013) ‘Trends in Wind Turbine Generator Systems’, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics , 1(3), 174–85.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Polinder, H., F.F.A. van der Pijl, G.J. de Vilder and P. Tavner (2006) ‘Comparison of Direct-drive and Geared Generator Concepts for Wind Turbines’, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion , 21, 725–33.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Rasmussen, P.O., T.O. Andersen, F.T. Jorgensen and O. Nielsen (2005) ‘Development of a High-Performance Magnetic Gear’, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications , 41, 764–70.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Tsili, M. and S. Papthanassiou (2009) ‘A Review of Grid Code Technical Requirements for Wind Farms’, IET Renewable Power Generation , 3, 308–32.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Bogi Bech Jensen and Tore Undeland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bogi Bech Jensen
  • Tore Undeland

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations