Cost-effective Design & Operation
of Variable Speed Wind Turbines
Closing the Gap between the Control Engineering
& the Wind Engineering Community

By David-Pleter Molenaar
February 2003
Delft University Press
ISBN: 90-407-2383-4
347 pages, 6 1/2" x 9 1/2"
$74.00 Paper Original


Wind has the potential to play a more important role in the future world electricity supply, provided that the cost per kilowatt hour is further reduced. The cost of wind-generated electricity can be effectively reduced by improvements in both wind turbine design and operation. In this thesis a design tool has been developed that offers the possibility to generate accurate and reliable dynamic models of the complete wind turbine. The models can be either used to evaluate the impact that design choices have on the economic viability, or to assess the dynamic behavior of the selected wind turbine configuration under various conditions.

Environmental Science

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