By Ahmed F. Zobaa

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The terminal voltage of the system will sag if sufficient reactive power is not provided, whereas surplus reactive power can cause high voltage spikes in the system, which can damage the consumer’s equipment and affect the supply quality. To take care of the reactive power/voltage control an appropriate 18 F. Yao et al. 19,22,24 Another approach available from ENERCON27 consists of a wind turbine based on an annular generator connected to a diesel generator with energy storage to form a stand-alone power system.

When the wind passes the turbine rotor, the energy will be extracted by the rotor and the power which is available to the downwind machines will be reduced. Recent studies show that the wind turbine performance will degrade when the wind turbines are too close to each other. 2 Problems related with grid connections For wind power generation, there must be a reliable power grid/transmission network near the site so that the wind generated power can be fed into the grid. Generally, the 14 F. Yao et al.

For an induction generator, using a gearbox is necessary in order to interface the generator speed and turbine speed. The capacitor bank (for reactive power compensation) and soft-starter (for smooth grid connection) are also required. The speed and power are limited aerodynamically by stall or pitch control. The variation of slip is in the range of 1–2%, but there are some wind 32 S. M. Barakati SCIG Grid Gear Box Reactive Compensator Fig. 8. Wind turbine system with SCIG. turbines based on SCIG in industry with increased rotor resistance and, therefore, increased slip (2–3%).

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