Experimental examination on a new switched reluctance wind power generator system for electric vehicles

Y. J. Bao, Ka Wai Eric Cheng, Chow Norbert Cheung, Siu Lau Ho

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Abstract

Renewable energy sources require power electronics for the power processing in order to enhance the operation and performance. In this study, a method of harnessing wind power on-board of an electric vehicle using switched reluctance generator (SRG) coupled to a wind turbine, which is mounted on the vehicle is discussed. The wind turbine integrated with SRG poses a number of challenges for vehicle application as the location and the design are special. The present investigation aims at acquiring the first hand experience in the practical implementation of such a system for on-board power generation. Various configurations of wind turbines are studied. The experimental test from a prototype is presented to validate the theoretical predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1262-1269
Number of pages8
JournalIET Power Electronics
Volume5
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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