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Title: Research on a new hybrid wind turbine system
Author: Sun, Hao
ISNI:       0000 0004 5363 6694
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2014
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Electrical power generation from wind energy has been recognised as one of major realistic energy sources in CO2 emission reduction worldwide. However, matching power generation with the load demand remains a great challenge, due to the nature of wind energy intermittency. The thesis addresses this issue by developing a new system with the structure of a hybrid connection of the wind turbine and compressed air energy storage. A scroll air motor is adopted to serve as an “air-electricity transformer” to compensate the power output during the period of low wind speed. The complete mathematical model and a suitable management and control strategy for the whole hybrid system are developed in the thesis. The simulation study has demonstrated that the proposed new hybrid wind turbine system is feasible and has potential for industrial applications. The prototype of hybrid wind turbine is successfully constructed in the author’s group. And the experimental results finally prove the concept of the new hybrid wind turbine. At last, the experimental system result analysis is described in this thesis. Simulation and experimental study shows that the proposed hybrid wind turbine system is technically feasible with energy efficiency around 50%.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) ; TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering ; TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering