Energy saving of a prototype fishing boat using a small wind turbine generator: Practical installation and measured results

Li Wang, Shiang Shong Chen, Chen Yuan Wei, Kuo Hua Wang, Jun De Lee, Cheng Ching Huang, Wei Jen Lee

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Abstract

This paper presents field-measurement results of a commercial 400-W wind turbine generator (WTG) installed on a prototype fishing boat to achieve a preliminary study on energy saving of the diesel engine in the fishing boat. The Darrieus-type WTG consisting of three blades made of stainless, a coreless permanent-magnet generator (PMG), and a maximum-powerpoint-tracking (MPPT) controller is employed in this study. The output of the PMG is connected to the battery of the fishing boat through an AC-DC converter and a battery charger. A PLCbased monitoring and control system is also properly designed and installed on the fishing boat to effectively capture all measured quantities of the studied WTG on the fishing boat under various wind speeds and sailing conditions. Both Steadystate and transient measured results of the studied WTG system under various wind speeds are also analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: 2009 Jul 262009 Jul 30

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09

Other

Other2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09
CountryCanada
CityCalgary, AB
Period09-07-2609-07-30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Wang, L., Chen, S. S., Wei, C. Y., Wang, K. H., Lee, J. D., Huang, C. C., & Lee, W. J. (2009). Energy saving of a prototype fishing boat using a small wind turbine generator: Practical installation and measured results. In 2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09 [5275927] (2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09). https://doi.org/10.1109/PES.2009.5275927