A Review of Methods to Increase the Availability of Wind Turbine Generator Systems

Udai Shipurkar, Henk Polinder, Bram Ferreira

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-82
Number of pages17
JournalCPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Availability
  • reliability
  • wind energy
  • generator systems

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