Maximum Power Tracking Techniques in Wind Power Generation

Lina Owino


Generation of wind power involves extraction of energy from the wind by use of a wind turbine generator. Wind power generated is dependent on various factors, some controllable and others uncontrollable. Techniques have been developed to extract maximum power from the wind available, thus ensuring that for any given wind speed, the wind turbine is able to produce power at its peak. An examination of various approaches utilized and an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each is presented in this paper.


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