Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845697839, 9780857097491

Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems

1st Edition

Editors: Markus Mueller Henk Polinder
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845697839
eBook ISBN: 9780857097491
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 25th March 2013
Page Count: 280
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Table of Contents

  • Contributor contact details
  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy
  • Part I: Electrical drive technology
    • 1. Electrical generators for direct drive systems: a technology overview
      • Abstract:
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Excitation methods
      • 1.3 Permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) generator topologies
      • 1.4 Conclusion
      • 1.5 References
    • 2. Principles of electrical design of permanent magnet generators for direct drive renewable energy systems
      • Abstract:
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Design requirements and evaluation criteria
      • 2.3 Scaling laws for dimensioning machines
      • 2.4 Design choices
      • 2.5 Design example
      • 2.6 Future trends
      • 2.7 References
    • 3. Electrical, thermal and structural generator design and systems integration for direct drive renewable energy systems
      • Abstract:
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Integrated systems design of machine topologies
      • 3.3 Structural considerations and mechanical design
      • 3.4 Thermal considerations
      • 3.5 Designs of machine topologies for 5–20 MW direct drive wind turbines
      • 3.6 Application to direct drive marine energy systems
      • 3.7 References
    • 4. An overview of power electronic converter technology for renewable energy systems
      • Abstract:
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Power electronic components
      • 4.3 Topologies of power electronic converters
      • 4.4 Modulation techniques in voltage source converters (VSCs)
      • 4.5 Power control of voltage source converters
      • 4.6 Conclusion
      • 4.7 References
    • 5. Power electronic converter systems for direct drive renewable energy applications
      • Abstract:
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Characteristics of wind and marine energy generation systems
      • 5.3 Back-to-back voltage source converter (BTB-VSC)
      • 5.4 Diode rectifier plus DC/DC converter as the generator side converter
      • 5.5 Application of current source converters (CSCs)
      • 5.6 Power electronic system design considerations
      • 5.7 Power electronic system challenges and reliability
      • 5.8 Conclusion and future trends
      • 5.9 References
  • Part II: Applications: wind and marine
    • 6. Wind turbine drive systems: a commercial overview
      • Abstract:
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Early geared wind turbine drive systems
      • 6.3 Direct drive generators
      • 6.4 Doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs)
      • 6.5 Low- and medium-speed (MS) geared hybrid concept
      • 6.6 Permanent magnet generators (PMGs) in direct drive wind turbines
      • 6.7 Alternative technologies and power conversion
      • 6.8 Reliability, availability and total systems efficiency
      • 6.8.1 Availability
      • 6.9 References
    • 7. Case study of the permanent magnet direct drive generator in the Zephyros wind turbine
      • Abstract:
      • 7.1 Introduction
      • 7.2 Design process and the resulting design
      • 7.3 Other design considerations
      • 7.4 Generator assembly
      • 7.5 Generator testing
      • 7.6 Operational experience and problems faced
      • 7.7 Reliability
      • 7.8 Future trends
      • 7.9 Conclusion
      • 7. 10 References
    • 8. Direct drive wave energy conversion systems: an introduction
      • Abstract:
      • 8.1 Introduction
      • 8.2 Wave energy
      • 8.3 Direct drive in wave energy
      • 8.4 Conclusion
      • 8.5 Acknowledgement
      • 8.6 References
    • 9. Case study of the Archimedes Wave Swing (AWS) direct drive wave energy pilot plant
      • Abstract:
      • 9.1 Introduction
      • 9.2 AWS wave energy converter
      • 9.3 AWS pilot plant power take-off (PTO): design and construction
      • 9.4 AWS pilot plant power take-off (PTO): test results
      • 9.5 Conclusion
      • 9.6 Acknowledgement
      • 9.7 References
    • 10. Application of high-temperature superconducting machines to direct drive renewable energy systems
      • Abstract:
      • 10.1 Introduction
      • 10.2 Common superconducting wire materials
      • 10.3 Advantages of superconducting machines
      • 10.4 Challenges
      • 10.5 Superconducting machine topologies
      • 10.6 Direct drive applications
      • 10.7 Application to wind turbines
      • 10.8 Application to wave energy
      • 10.9 Conclusion
      • 10.10 References
  • Index

Description

  • Contributor contact details
  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy
  • Part I: Electrical drive technology
    • 1. Electrical generators for direct drive systems: a technology overview
      • Abstract:
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Excitation methods
      • 1.3 Permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) generator topologies
      • 1.4 Conclusion
      • 1.5 References
    • 2. Principles of electrical design of permanent magnet generators for direct drive renewable energy systems
      • Abstract:
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Design requirements and evaluation criteria
      • 2.3 Scaling laws for dimensioning machines
      • 2.4 Design choices
      • 2.5 Design example
      • 2.6 Future trends
      • 2.7 References
    • 3. Electrical, thermal and structural generator design and systems integration for direct drive renewable energy systems
      • Abstract:
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Integrated systems design of machine topologies
      • 3.3 Structural considerations and mechanical design
      • 3.4 Thermal considerations
      • 3.5 Designs of machine topologies for 5–20 MW direct drive wind turbines
      • 3.6 Application to direct drive marine energy systems
      • 3.7 References
    • 4. An overview of power electronic converter technology for renewable energy systems
      • Abstract:
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Power electronic components
      • 4.3 Topologies of power electronic converters
      • 4.4 Modulation techniques in voltage source converters (VSCs)
      • 4.5 Power control of voltage source converters
      • 4.6 Conclusion
      • 4.7 References
    • 5. Power electronic converter systems for direct drive renewable energy applications
      • Abstract:
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Characteristics of wind and marine energy generation systems
      • 5.3 Back-to-back voltage source converter (BTB-VSC)
      • 5.4 Diode rectifier plus DC/DC converter as the generator side converter
      • 5.5 Application of current source converters (CSCs)
      • 5.6 Power electronic system design considerations
      • 5.7 Power electronic system challenges and reliability
      • 5.8 Conclusion and future trends
      • 5.9 References
  • Part II: Applications: wind and marine
    • 6. Wind turbine drive systems: a commercial overview
      • Abstract:
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Early geared wind turbine drive systems
      • 6.3 Direct drive generators
      • 6.4 Doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs)
      • 6.5 Low- and medium-speed (MS) geared hybrid concept
      • 6.6 Permanent magnet generators (PMGs) in direct drive wind turbines
      • 6.7 Alternative technologies and power conversion
      • 6.8 Reliability, availability and total systems efficiency
      • 6.8.1 Availability
      • 6.9 References
    • 7. Case study of the permanent magnet direct drive generator in the Zephyros wind turbine
      • Abstract:
      • 7.1 Introduction
      • 7.2 Design process and the resulting design
      • 7.3 Other design considerations
      • 7.4 Generator assembly
      • 7.5 Generator testing
      • 7.6 Operational experience and problems faced
      • 7.7 Reliability
      • 7.8 Future trends
      • 7.9 Conclusion
      • 7. 10 References
    • 8. Direct drive wave energy conversion systems: an introduction
      • Abstract:
      • 8.1 Introduction
      • 8.2 Wave energy
      • 8.3 Direct drive in wave energy
      • 8.4 Conclusion
      • 8.5 Acknowledgement
      • 8.6 References
    • 9. Case study of the Archimedes Wave Swing (AWS) direct drive wave energy pilot plant
      • Abstract:
      • 9.1 Introduction
      • 9.2 AWS wave energy converter
      • 9.3 AWS pilot plant power take-off (PTO): design and construction
      • 9.4 AWS pilot plant power take-off (PTO): test results
      • 9.5 Conclusion
      • 9.6 Acknowledgement
      • 9.7 References
    • 10. Application of high-temperature superconducting machines to direct drive renewable energy systems
      • Abstract:
      • 10.1 Introduction
      • 10.2 Common superconducting wire materials
      • 10.3 Advantages of superconducting machines
      • 10.4 Challenges
      • 10.5 Superconducting machine topologies
      • 10.6 Direct drive applications
      • 10.7 Application to wind turbines
      • 10.8 Application to wave energy
      • 10.9 Conclusion
      • 10.10 References
  • Index

Key Features

  • An authorative guide to the design, development and operation of gearless direct drives
  • Discusses the principles of electrical design for permanent magnet generators and electrical, thermal and structural generator design and systems integration
  • Investigates the commercial applications of wind turbine drive systems

Readership

Renewable energy industry; Research organizations interested in the design, construction and development of wind power energy systems


Details

No. of pages:
280
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857097491
Hardcover ISBN:
9781845697839

Reviews

"This highly-technical text authored by an international team of expert contributors is an authoritative guide to the design, development and operation of the gearless direct-drive generators pioneered by Enercon, among others, as found in the latest generation of large offshore turbines."--Real Power, Summer 2013


About the Editors

Markus Mueller Editor

Professor Markus Mueller holds a Chair in Electrical Machines within the Institute for Energy Systems in the School of Engineering based at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Edinburgh, UK

Henk Polinder Editor

Dr Henk Polinder is an Associate Professor based at the Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science department of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Affiliations and Expertise

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands