Enhancing wind power conversion efficiency with Vernier DSPM generator and sliding mode control

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Abderrahmane Redouane
Rachid Saou
Cherif Guerroudj
Amrane Oukaour


To enhance the efficiency of wind power conversion systems, a DC conversion system that combines a wind turbine with a battery is introduced in this paper. The Vernier Doubly Salient Permanent Magnet (V-DSPM) generator at the center of this system, designed for low speeds and high torque, eliminates the need for troublesome gearboxes. The proposed control employs MPPT based on tip speed ratio with output as the reference current of the boost converter and a sliding mode control-based Gao’s constant plus proportional rate reaching law to track the reference current. Three tests were performed to determine the efficiency of the proposed strategy. Moreover, a comparison with a conventional PI controller was carried out. The simulations were performed using MATLAB and Simulink. The obtained results show that the system with SMC has better performance than the system with PI.

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A. Redouane, R. Saou, C. Guerroudj, and A. Oukaour, “Enhancing wind power conversion efficiency with Vernier DSPM generator and sliding mode control ”, J. Ren. Energies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 59 -, May 2024.


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