Wind Energy Conversion Systems

Technology and Trends

  • S.M. Muyeen

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. S. M. Muyeen
    Pages 1-22
  3. Wind Energy Conversion Systems

  4. Prime Issues for Wind Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. J. J. Gutierrez, P. Saiz, A. Lazkano, J. Ruiz, L. A. Leturiondo, I. Azkarate
      Pages 169-196
    3. Tarek H. M. El-Fouly, Ehab F. El-Saadany
      Pages 197-226
    4. F. Rachidi, M. Rubinstein, A. Smorgonskiy
      Pages 227-241
    5. Yoh Yasuda
      Pages 243-265
    6. Bharat Singh Rajpurohit, Sri Niwas Singh, Lingfeng Wang
      Pages 267-293
    7. Stefanos V. Papaefthymiou, Stavros A. Papathanassiou, Eleni G. Karamanou
      Pages 295-335
  5. Offshore Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. R. Blasco-Gimenez, S. Añó-Villalba, J. Rodríguez-D’Derlée, S. Bernal-Perez, F. Morant
      Pages 431-464
    3. Lingling Fan, Zhixin Miao, Dale Osborn
      Pages 465-483
    4. Mohammad Lutfur Rahman, Shunsuke Oka, Yasuyuki Shirai
      Pages 485-499
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 521-525

About this book


Wind Energy Conversion System covers the technological progress of wind energy conversion systems, along with potential future trends. It includes recently developed wind energy conversion systems such as multi-converter operation of variable-speed wind generators, lightning protection schemes, voltage flicker mitigation and prediction schemes for advanced control of wind generators.

Modeling and control strategies of variable speed wind generators are discussed, together with the frequency converter topologies suitable for grid integration. Wind Energy Conversion System also describes offshore farm technologies including multi-terminal topology and space-based wind observation schemes, as well as both AC and DC based wind farm topologies. The stability and reliability of wind farms are discussed, and grid integration issues are examined in the context of the most recent industry guidelines. Wind power smoothing, one of the big challenges for transmission system operators, is a particular focus. Fault ride through and frequency fluctuation mitigation using energy storage options are also covered. Efficiency analyses are presented for different types of commercially available wind turbine generator systems, large scale wind generators using superconducting material, and the integration of offshore wind and marine current farms.

Each chapter is written by a leader in the wind energy arena, making Wind Energy Conversion System a valuable reference for researchers and students of wind energy.


Energy Storage Systems Offshore Wind Farms Wind Energy Control Wind Farm Reliability Wind Farm Stability Wind Power Variability

Editors and affiliations

  • S.M. Muyeen
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Electrical EngineeringThe Petroleum InstituteAbu DhabiUtd.Arab.Emir.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2200-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2201-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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