Promising direct-drive generator system for large wind turbines

DJ Bang, H Polinder, G Shrestha, JA Ferreira

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    The aim of this paper is to review direct-drive generators and to suggest promising direct-drive generator concepts for large wind turbines. Different large direct-drive generators are compared based on the mass and the torque. Features of different PM machines are investigated to find promising machine type for direct-drive. The requirements and alternative solutions are suggested for both electromagnetic and mechanical design.
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    Title of host publicationWind power to the grid - EPE wind energy chapter 1st seminar, 2008. EPE-WECS 2008
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    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    PublisherIEEE Society
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-9-0758-1512-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventWind Power to the Grid, EPE Wind Energy Chapter ¿ 1st Seminar, Delft - Piscataway
    Duration: 27 Mar 200828 Mar 2008

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    ConferenceWind Power to the Grid, EPE Wind Energy Chapter ¿ 1st Seminar, Delft


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