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Optimum Power Extraction of Wind Energy by Small to Medium Scale Wind Turbines

Objetivo

Each member state in the EU-27 now has a legally binding 2020 target related to the share of renewable energy in their final energy consumption. The most commonly available renewable energy sources are hydro, biomass, PV, CSP, Wind, Geothermal & Wave power. Of these wind is increasingly becoming cost competitive and the cost of wind turbines are dropping as volumes increase. This proposal deals with distributed energy production by small to medium wind turbines in the 10kW-100kW range, used immediately close to the point of power production
Wind energy conversion is a long standing process that has been employed for hundreds of years, but it is complicated and difficult to capture the maximum possible amount of power at any given point in time. The amount of power output from a WECS depends upon the accuracy with which the peak power points are tracked by the MPPT controller of the WECS control system regardless of the generator type.
For any wind turbine the maximum point of the power curve occurs at a particular rotor speed for a given wind speed. Even a small variation from this rotor speed will cause a significant decrease in the power extracted from the wind. Rotor speed, for a given wind speed, is dependent upon generator loading as well as the fluctuation in the wind speed. Power extraction strategies assess the wind conditions and then introduce control actions to adjust the turbine’s rotational speed so that it will operate at the turbine’s highest aerodynamic efficiency. Conversion strategies that have not been optimised can lead to significant wasted wind energy.
There have been many attempts to achieve maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms but these have not been successfully translated from academic studies to reliable working industrial implementations in our power range. The focus of this project is to produce an industrial solution that works reliably and can be employed without needing expert users.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-SME-2012
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Régimen de financiación

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinador

THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
Dirección
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
United Kingdom
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aportación de la UE
€ 64 667
Contacto administrativo
Richard Baker (Mr.)

Participantes (8)

ATech elektronika d.o.o.
Eslovenia
Aportación de la UE
€ 159 950,50
Dirección
Bac Pri Materiji 30
SI-6242 Materija
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Jana Lenic (Ms.)
GENDRIVE LIMITED

La participación finalizó

United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 193 969,37
Dirección
28 Papworth Business Park, Stirling Way
CB23 3GY Papworth Everard, Cambridge
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Nigel Jakeman (Dr.)
PARS MAKINA SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turquía
Aportación de la UE
€ 142 462,50
Dirección
Planlamacilar Sitesi 160 Sokak No 3 Beysukent Cankaya
06530 Ankara
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Serap Akmandor (Mrs.)
GEOLICA INNOVATIONS SL
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 160 203
Dirección
Calle Diego De Velazquez 5
26007 Logrono La Rioja
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Juan Jose Eguizabal Garcia (Mr.)
INSTELER SL
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 150 214
Dirección
Calle Hermanos Calderon 4
39011 Santander Cantabria
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Araceli Rodriguez Araujo (Ms.)
WINDCROP LIMITED

La participación finalizó

United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 11 780,67
Dirección
Norwich Road The Granary Honingham
NR9 5BZ Norwich
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
John Moore (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 27 950
Dirección
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Ainhoa Ascarza (Ms.)
FUTURENERGY LTD
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 248 677,96
Dirección
Ettington Park
CV37 8BT Alderminster Warwickshire
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Sandra Shirley (Ms.)