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Title: 20-kw wind energy conversion system (WECS) at the Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Report for September 1978-December 1981

Abstract

The wind turbine generator chosen for the evaluation was a horizontal-axis-propeller-downwind rotor driving a three-phase, self-excited alternator through a step-up gear box. The alternator is fed into the base power distribution system through a three-phase, line-communtated-synchronous inverter using SCRs. The site has moderate wind conditions with an annual average windspeed of 12 to 14 mph, and the WECS turbine has a relatively high (29 mph) rated windspeed. The 20-kW WECS systems was primarily designed to obtain operating experience with, and maintenance information on, a 20-kW-sized WECS. This report describes in detail the experience gained and lessions learned during the field evaluation.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Naval Civil Engineering Lab., Port Hueneme, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5759125
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5759125
Report Number(s):
AD-A-128761/4; NCEL-TN-1655
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; MILITARY FACILITIES; WIND TURBINES; FIELD TESTS; ALTERNATORS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; EFFICIENCY; HAWAII; INVERTERS; POWER RANGE 10-100 KW; RECTIFIERS; WIND; ELECTRIC GENERATORS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FEDERAL REGION IX; MACHINERY; NORTH AMERICA; TESTING; TURBINES; TURBOMACHINERY; USA 170602* -- Wind Energy Engineering-- Turbine Design & Operation

Citation Formats

Pal, D. 20-kw wind energy conversion system (WECS) at the Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Report for September 1978-December 1981. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Pal, D. 20-kw wind energy conversion system (WECS) at the Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Report for September 1978-December 1981. United States.
Pal, D. Sat . "20-kw wind energy conversion system (WECS) at the Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Report for September 1978-December 1981". United States.
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