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Design of generators for offshore wind turbines

McDonald, A. and Carroll, J. (2016) Design of generators for offshore wind turbines. In: Offshore Wind Farms. Woodhead Publishing series in energy . Woodhead Publishing, Amsterdam, pp. 159-192. ISBN 9780081007792

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Abstract

Although they are based on the same fundamental electromechanical principles, the design rotating electrical machines to convert mechanical to electrical power in wind turbines is different to that found in more conventional power plants. Because of the differences in the rest of the wind farm, the design priorities of generators for offshore wind tend to be different to those for onshore wind: there is an emphasis on high efficiency, higher power rating and high reliability. The search for a generator type that delivers lowest cost of energy continues, with a number of technologies in development.