The Basic Principles of Wind Farms
Ahmed Rashad*,‡; Salah Kamel†; Francisco Jurado‡ * Qena Rural Electrification Sector, Qena, Egypt† Aswan University, Aswan, Egypt‡ University of Jaén, Jaén, Spain
With the depletion of traditional energy sources, renewable energy sources come to the top of the electric energy research list. This chapter presents the basic concepts of different wind turbines, power in the wind, maximum wind turbine efficiency, wind turbine generator types, speed and pitch controls, wind power distribution, and types of induction generators; the squirrel cage induction generator, doubly fed induction generator, and synchronous generator wind turbine. Also the historical development of wind power is presented ...
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