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Electricity and Electronics for Renewable Energy Technology by Ahmad Hemami

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21Electronic Power Converters in Wind Turbines and Solar Photovoltaic Systems

OBJECTIVES: After studying this chapter, you will be able to

  • Name the principal components of a wind turbine
  • Understand that wind turbines can work in different ways based on the type of their generator
  • Describe how many ways solar energy can be utilized
  • Describe how solar energy is converted to electric energy
  • Understand that, like batteries, the electricity from solar panels is DC in nature
  • Explain what type of electric generators are used in wind turbines
  • Explain why most wind turbine generators are not similar to those in other power plants
  • Describe how frequency can be changed in AC electricity
  • Define DFIG
  • Describe how a variable speed wind turbine works
  • Understand ...

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