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Power control of direct interconnection technique for airbornewind energy systems

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dc.contributor.author Salari, Mahdi Ebrahimi
dc.contributor.author Coleman, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Toal, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-26T10:35:29Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-26T10:35:29Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7351
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper, an offshore airborne wind energy (AWE) farm consisting of three non-reversing pumping mode AWE systems is modelled and simulated. The AWE systems employ permanent magnet synchronous generators (PMSG). A direct interconnection technique is developed and implemented for AWE systems. This method is a new approach invented for interconnecting offshore wind turbines with the least number of required offshore-based power electronic converters. The direct interconnection technique can be beneficial in improving the economy and reliability of marine airborne wind energy systems. The performance and interactions of the directly interconnected generators inside the energy farm internal power grid are investigated. The results of the study conducted in this paper, show the directly interconnected AWE systems can exhibit a poor load balance and significant reactive power exchange which must be addressed. Power control strategies for controlling the active and reactive power of the AWE farm are designed, implemented, and promising results are discussed in this paper. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation H2020-ITN-642682 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Energies;11, 3134
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en11113134
dc.subject airborne wind energy en_US
dc.subject direct interconnection technique en_US
dc.subject load sharing control en_US
dc.subject active power en_US
dc.subject reactive power exchange en_US
dc.subject non-reversing pumping mode en_US
dc.title Power control of direct interconnection technique for airbornewind energy systems en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/en11113134
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Marie Curie-Sklodowska Action (MCSA) en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid H2020-ITN-642682 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 642682 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 12/RC/2302 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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