Dr. Arijit Banerjee from the University of IL has developed an integrated rectifier-generator system that improves power electronics architecture reducing bulkiness and weight of mega-watt rated systems. The architecture simplifies hardware and control schemes, improves efficiency of switch voltage ratings, and achieves ac-dc conversion at lower cost than conventional means. This system should be considered for the 2018 Department of Energy to mobilize a project pipeline of 25,434 MW of offshore wind turbine developments.
Dr. Arijit Banerjee from the University of Illinois has developed a system and method for maximum power point tracking (MPPT) in windmill turbine motors. This is a method uses an already disclosed and pursued integrated generator-rectifier system which has one active rectifier and several passive rectifier. Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) relies on using the small active rectifier to control the power flow of the whole system, because passive rectifiers don’t have this power flow control capability. It also reduces bulkiness, simplifies hardware and control schemes and improves efficiency of power electronics switch voltage ratings to achieve ac-dc conversion at medium voltage level.
Improved power-to-weight ratio, density, cost and efficiency in windmill turbine moters