Integrated Rectifier-Generator for Offshore Wind Turbine

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.