Availability is an important factor to be considered when designing wind turbine generator systems. The quest for increasing availability is based on the following five design approaches - design for component reliability, active control for reliability, design for fault tolerance, prognostics, and design for maintainability. This paper reviews methods focussing on the first three, i.e. component reliability, active control, and fault tolerance. The paper further identifies some promising directions for further research.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||CPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- wind energy
- generator systems