Chapter 2

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

Abstract

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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