A Micro-scale Wind Turbine Fed BLDC Motor for Electric Vehicle Drive Application

Saeed Masoumi Kazraji, Saheb Khanabdal, Ramin Bavil Soflaye, Mehran Sabahi


In this paper a permanent magnet brushless dc motor (PMBLDCM) based driver with a wind-generator (WG) in maximum power point tracking (MPPT) condition is proposed. The proposed system has a high efficiency buck-type dc/dc converter and control unit running the MPPT function. The WG optimal power characteristic and wind speed measuring data are not required while the WG works in variable speed mode, therefore higher reliability, simplicity, lower cost and less mechanical Tension of the WG are achieved. Also better usage of available wind energy is achieved, particularly under low wind speeds.

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BLDCM; electric vehicle; wind generator (WG); MPPT algorithm.

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