Accession Number : ADA119389

Title :   Operating and Maintenance Experience with a 6-kW Wind Energy Conversion System at Naval Station, Treasure Island, California.

Descriptive Note : Technical note Sep 79-Jun 81,


Personal Author(s) : Pal,D

PDF Url : ADA119389

Report Date : Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This report describes in detail the experience gained and lessons learned from the 6-kW grid-integrated Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) demonstration at Naval Station, Treasure Island, San Francisco Bay. The objective of this demonstration was to develop operating experience and maintenance information on the 6-kW WECS using a combination of permanent magnet alternator with a line commutated synchronous inverter. The on-site measurements conducted during the demonstation indicate that the WECS site has annual average windspeeds of about 8 to 10 mph. The test results to data indicate a satisfactory performance of the WECS except for two failures involving arcing at the electrical terminals located on the yaw shaft. Due to wind characteristics encountered at the site, the performance data collected to date are at windspeeds of 20 mph or lower. For evaluating the WECS performance at all windspeeds, location at a windier site with annual average windspeeds of 14 mph or higher is recommended. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Wind machines, *Energy conversion, Electric power production, Maintenance, Alternators, Permanent magnets, Turbines, San Francisco Bay

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE