Paper: WRE-2016-03

MPPT Control for a wind turbine based on Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG)

Authors: Gonzalez-Hernando, Fernando    ( http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5180-1903); 

Abstract: This project is concerned with the optimization of energy generation from a wind turbine, and the injection of this energy to a DC bus. In order to simulate the whole system, a 10:1 to scale model will be designed, with a maximum output power of 100 W. After the design, the model will be simulated and tested with PSIM software. The system will be made up with a Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG) linked to the wind turbine that will turn mechanical power into AC electrical power. Then, this power will go through a three-phase rectifier diode and a DC boost converter so the system can harvest the DC bus. The DC boost converter will be controlled by a microcontroller unit programmed on C with an algorithm that will attempt to extract the maximum power given by the wind energy. This project is involved in the educational Workbench for Renewable Energy (eWRE): an educational workbench to evaluate and test power modules and control strategies on smart grids powered by renewable energies.


Status: Accepted


Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.15592/workrooms.2016.0003

Date: July 2016

Issue: 4

Keywords: Wind energy, renewable energy, power electronics, PSIM, MPPT, eWRE project.

Language: English



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Manuel Rico Secades,
Jan 19, 2016, 8:28 AM