Wind Power Generation

Wind Power Generation

Wind turbine generators create power by using natural wind, and they are becoming more popular globally as a green method of generating energy that is environmentally friendly.
The wind turbine generators that increase the rotor diameter and raise the amount of power generation per unit are becoming more mainstream.

The output power of the wind turbine generators is converted to DC power by the AC/DC converter, and then converted from DC power to commercial frequency AC power through an inverter.
Fuji Electric provides IGBT modules suitable for conversion circuits having large capacity requirements.

 

Wind Power Generation Configuration Example

Topology Double Direct Direct + Multi level
Configuration
Efficiency 89% 90% 93%
Cost 100% 98 to 100% 90 to 95%
Quality Low High High
Gear box Need Not need Not need
Step up Transformer Need Need Not need
Generator Induction Synchronous Synchronous +Multi winding
Converter
capacity
15 to 30% 100% 100%
IGBT 1700V/450A to 1000A 1700V/1000A to 3600A 3300V/150A to 400A
 

Wind Power Generation IGBT Modules

Table 1. Double fed system

IGBT modules proposal for Double fed system

Wind Power  Converter Package Rotor side Grid side
IGBT P/N Number of Parallel IGBT P/N Number of Parallel
1.5MW Dual XT 2MBI450VN-170-50 6 2MBI450VN-170-50 3
EconoPACK™+ 6MBI450V-170-50 2 (It uses as 2in1.) 6MBI450V-170-50 1 (It uses as 2in1.)
PrimePACK™ 2MBI1000VXB-170E-50 3 2MBI1000VXB-170E-50 1
2MBI1400VXB-170P-50 2 2MBI1400VXB-170P-50 1
HPM 1MBI1600VC-170E 2 1MBI1600VC-170E 1
2.0MW Dual XT 2MBI450VN-170-50 8 2MBI450VN-170-50 4
PrimePACK™ 2MBI1000VXB-170E-50 4 2MBI1000VXB-170E-50 2
2MBI1400VXB-170P-50 3 2MBI1400VXB-170P-50 2
HPM 1MBI2400VC-170E 2 1MBI2400VC-170E 1
1MBI2400VD-170E 2

: New products

: Updated

: Under development

Note: EconoPACK™ is a registered trademark of Infineon Technologies AG, Germany.

Note: PrimePACK™ is a registered trademark of Infineon Technologies AG, Germany.

 

Table 2. Direct drive system

IGBT modules proposal for Direct drive system

Wind Power  Converter Package Rotor side Grid side
IGBT P/N Number of Parallel IGBT P/N Number of Parallel
1.5MW PrimePACK™ 2MBI1000VXB-170E-50 3 2MBI1000VXB-170E-50 2
2MBI1400VXB-170E-50 2 2MBI1400VXB-170E-50 2
HPM 1MBI1200VC-170E 2 1MBI1600VC-170E 1
1MBI2400VC-170E 1 1MBI2400VC-170E 1
1MBI2400VD-170E 1 1MBI2400VD-170E 1
2.0MW PrimePACK™ 2MBI1000VXB-170E-50 3 2MBI1000VXB-170E-50 3
2MBI1400VXB-170E-50 2 2MBI1400VXB-170E-50 2
HPM 1MBI2400VC-170E 1 1MBI1600VC-170E 1
1MBI2400VD-170E 1

: New products

: Updated

: Under development

Note: PrimePACK™ is a registered trademark of Infineon Technologies AG, Germany.