Comparison of constant and variable-speed drives for wind turbines

Esa Peltola

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    The article reviews the different operating modes of wind turbines, together with a number of possible generator systems and their impact on wind turbine technology. Variable-speed generator systems have yielded promising results, producing an annual energy output of 4 to 6% higher than a constant-speed system. The design of both the drive train and the tower are also affected by the generator system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)52-56
    Number of pages5
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible


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