Modularity in Wind Turbine Generator Systems - Opportunities and Challenges

Udai Shipurkar, Henk Polinder, Bram Ferreira

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Abstract

Although the reliability of wind turbines have improved over time, there is still considerable interest in improving their availability. As the generator system has a sizeable contribution to the overall failure rates of turbines, it is important to consider methods of reducing the effects of these failures on the availability of turbines. This paper examines modular concepts for wind turbine generator systems from the point of view of increasing the availability of wind turbines. It explores the modularities possible in wind turbine generator systems at different layers, i.e. the functional and the physical layer. The paper also attempts to highlight some opportunities and challenges in including modularity in these layers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'16 ECCE Europe)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-9-0758-1524-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1410-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE'16 ECCE Europe - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 5 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE'16 ECCE Europe
Abbreviated titleEPE'16 ECCE Europe
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period5/09/169/09/16

Keywords

  • Wind Generator Systems
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Reliability
  • Modularity

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