Start/stop control of fixed-pitch wind energy turbines

Jwu-Sheng Hu*, John P. Beans, D. M. Auslander

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Improvements based on predictive control are shown for starting and stopping of fixed-pitch wind energy turbines. In predictive control, the issues of wind prediction and control are considered to be separate functions, allowing for greatly enhanced flexibility capabilities and performance in both. This predictive control scheme is simulated under a normal wind speed environment. The results show potential improvements over conventional algorithms. Methods for simulating the minute-average wind speed are also shown in this report and means for calibrating real and simulated wind speed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-40
Number of pages12
JournalSolar Energy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991

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