Installation of a 400-W wind turbine generator on a commercial fishing boat to achieve energy saving

Li Wang, Shiang Shong Chen, Guang Zhe Zheng, Zhi Rong Lu, Chia Tien Hsiung, Chen Bin Huang, Cheng Ching Huang

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This paper presents field-measurement results of a small 400-W wind turbine generator (WTG) installed on a commercial 9.8-ton fishing boat to achieve the goal of energy saving. The Darrieus-type WTG consisting of three stainless blades, a coreless permanent-magnet generator (PMG), and a maximum-power-point- tracking controller is employed in this study. The output of the wind PMG is connected to the battery of the fishing boat through an AC-DC converter and a battery charger. A PLC-based monitoring and control system is also properly designed and installed on the fishing boat to effectively capture all measured electrical quantities of the studied WTG and the battery on the fishing boat under various wind speeds and sailing conditions. Transient measured charging results of the battery from the studied WTG system and the diesel-engine generator (DEG) under various wind speeds are also analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE PES General Meeting, PES 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 6
EventIEEE PES General Meeting, PES 2010 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 2010 Jul 252010 Jul 29

Publication series

NameIEEE PES General Meeting, PES 2010


OtherIEEE PES General Meeting, PES 2010
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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