Accession Number : ADA128761
Title : A 20-KW Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) at the Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Descriptive Note : Rept. for Sep 78-Dec 81,
Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
Personal Author(s) : Pal,D
Report Date : Jan 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 69
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.
Descriptors : *ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS , *WIND MACHINES , CONTROL SYSTEMS , WIND , EFFICIENCY , ENERGY CONVERSION , ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION , TURBINES , POWER CONDITIONING , NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES , FAILURE(MECHANICS) , HAWAII , ALTERNATORS , INVERTERS , RECTIFIERS , FAILURE(ELECTRONICS) , AERIAL PROPELLERS
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Electric Power Production and Distribution
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE