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Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)


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Wind turbine gearboxes are one of the major reliability problems for wind energy operators and cause expensive maintenance and repair jobs when failures occur, particularly in offshore wind farms. Gearless direct drive wind energy systems present a potential solution to these problems, improving both reliability and energy conversion efficiency through simplified design.

The editors and contributors present a comprehensive reference on the design and operation of direct drive wind energy systems along with applications to direct drive marine renewable energy systems. The initial sections cover the fundamental design issues related to direct drive renewable energy devices, and their interconnection into transmission networks and review the impact on design of performance testing, monitoring and characterization techniques. Final sections cover the construction, operation and maintenance issues of direct drive wind and marine energy systems installation and look to the future developments and opportunities for application of this technology.

About the Author

Markus Mueller is Lecturer in Electrical Engineering within the Institute for Energy Systems in the School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinborough, UK.  He is currently working on the development of a permanent magnet machine topology suitable for both rotary and linear machinery.

Henk Polinder is Associate Professor of Electrical Machines and Drives at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.  His main research interests are design aspects of electrical machines for renewable energy and mechatronic applications.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Electrical drive technology: Electrical generators for direct drive systems: A technology overview; Principles of electrical design of permanent magnet generators for direct drive renewable energy systems; Electrical, thermal and structural generator design and systems integration for direct drive renewable energy systems; An overview of power electronic converter technology for renewable energy systems; Power electronic converter systems for direct drive renewable energy applications

Part 2 Applications: Wind and marine: Wind turbine drive systems: A commercial overview; Case study of the permanent magnet direct drive generator in the Zephyros wind turbine; Direct drive wave energy conversion systems: An introduction; Case study of the Archimedes Wave Swing (AWS) direct drive wave energy pilot plant; Application of high temperature superconducting machines to direct drive renewable energy systems

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Mueller, Markus
Woodhead Publishing
Polinder, Henk
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Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy
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