Power Electronics for High-Power Wind Energy Conversion Systems

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Wind energy is one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources. Since 1980s, power electronics technology is being used in commercial grid-connected wind energy conversion systems (WECS) to increase energy capture from wind. This article discusses the state-of-the-art and emerging power electronics for fixed-speed, semivariable speed, and full-variable speed WECS. The single-, two-, and three-stage power electronics are presented in low-voltage and medium-voltage categories for variable-speed WECS. The grid integration of wind farms is discussed with respect to high-voltage alternating current and direct current transmission systems. The future trends in high-power WECS are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780128046777
ISBN (Print)9780128047927
StatePublished - Jul 4 2017


  • AC-AC power conversion
  • AC-DC power conversion
  • DC-AC power conversion
  • DC-DC power conversion
  • Digital control
  • Doubly fed induction generator
  • Multilevel converters
  • Permanent magnet synchronous generator
  • Power electronics
  • Squirrel-cage induction generator
  • Wind energy conversion systems
  • Wind farms
  • Wound rotor induction generator
  • Wound rotor synchronous generator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science


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