Have wind turbines stop maturing?

Davut Solyali, Miles A Redfern

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Abstract

With all the work done so far on the design of wind generators and their widespread use throughout the world, it could be assumed that the technology has matured and all of the engineering decisions have been made. However, this is not the case. As knowledge has increased, more questions have been raised and complications realized. This paper examines the recent development of wind turbines, identifies the principle factors behind these and highlights some of the challenges and opportunities for future developments in wind turbines. The largest factor for the wind turbine industry is the market needs. In the 1995, wind turbines had to be robust, simple and low cost. Currently there are pressures for greater flexibility and power capacity. In the future , the greatest challenges will be grid compatability and integration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2009
PublisherIEEE
Pages820-824
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-947649-44-9
ISBN (Print)9781424468232
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2010
Event44th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC2009, September 1, 2009 - September 4, 2009 - Glasgow, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Mar 2010 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Universities Power Engineering Conference
PublisherIEEE Computer Society

Conference

Conference44th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC2009, September 1, 2009 - September 4, 2009
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period11/03/10 → …

Keywords

  • squirrel cage induction generators
  • wind generation
  • renewable energies
  • squirrel cage induction generator (SCIG)
  • doubly-fed induction generator

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    Solyali, D., & Redfern, M. A. (2010). Have wind turbines stop maturing? In Proceedings of the 44th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2009 (pp. 820-824). [5429379] (Proceedings of the Universities Power Engineering Conference). IEEE. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5429379/