• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 28, Pages: 1-4

Original Article

Analysis of Converter Circuits for Switched Reluctance Generator in Wind Energy Conversion Systems


Wind generation is one of the renewable energy power sources that constitute a remedy for greenhouse gas emission treatments. Conventionally various types of wind energy generators such as Induction Generators or Synchronous Generators have been used as wind Generators. The shortcomings of these conventionally used Generators like complex in structure and limited rotor converter rating have turned research attention to more simple and robust variable speed Generator topologies such as Switched Reluctance Generator (SRG). Investigations have proved that this technology is promising due to the new recent advances in the field of variable speed drives. In this research paper, the operation of split DC Power converter required for SRG with even number of phases is discussed along with the operation modes. Then the converter circuit is simulated and the results are presented to gain knowledge about the characteristics of this converter.
Keywords: Converter, Renewable Sources of Energy, Switched Reluctance Generator, Wind Energy Conversion Systems


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