Induction Generator Characterization for a Medium and Low Wind- Power Generator

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Julián Esteban Camacho-Quintana
Jorge Enrique Salamanca-Céspedes, Ph. D.
Adriana Patricia Gallego-Torres, Ph. D.


The following paper was part of the research work of the GEOM Seed Plant, which develops medium and low power wind generators. The aim was to develop proposals of prototypes that contribute with innovation and research to the development of non-conventional renewable energies. We studied the behavior of an electric induction generator in order to implement it in a low and medium power wind generator, the study was characterized by using two points of view: theoretical machine analysis and virtual implementation with software-level technological tools such as Simulink. The resulting model meets the climatological conditions of the city of Bogotá, where there are ideal conditions for the exploitation of wind energy, taking the concept of total available power as reference for the analysis of the generator. The electrical and application advantages and disadvantages were analyzed. Finally, it was determined, based on the analysis processes, that the use of an induction machine is more convenient compared to a synchronous one, in order to perform future implementations that are optimal and efficient and support the study and development process of non-conventional renewable energies, particularly wind energy.


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