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):

Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE