Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

Simulation and Implementation of a Domestic Wind Power Generation Scheme with Improved Power Quality

(*) Corresponding author

Authors' affiliations



An isolated wind power generation scheme with battery storage system is proposed in this work. The objective of the design is to provide a simple and robust power factor correction for domestic power generation. The unity power factor creates a resistive load across the generator terminal. A low cost DSP based single chip design is suggested for the AC-DC-AC wind energy storage system. The scheme is illustrated through simulation studies using MATLAB and a prototype of 1.8 kW permanent magnet synchronous generator, controlled by TMS320F2407 DSP. The results shows that the system provides continuous charging even at low operating speeds, with power quality improvement. A battery equalisation algorithm is added to enhance the life of acid batteries.
Copyright © 2016 Praise Worthy Prize - All rights reserved.


AC to DC Converters; Power Factor Correction; Energy Storage; Wind Power; Digital Signal Processing; Harmonic Distortion; Renewable Energy

Full Text:



Soedibyo, S., Stephani, R., Fitriana, A., Sholihah, R., Sulistijono, P., Power Optimization for Adaptive Wind Turbine: Case Study on Islanded and Grid Connected, (2014) International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE), 9 (4), pp. 835-843.

Topić, D., Šljivac, D., Stojkov, M., Availability of Different Wind Power Plant Configurations Based on Components Performance Statistics, (2015) International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE), 10 (3), pp. 414-420.

Santolo Meo, Alireza Zohoori, Abolfazl Vahedi, Optimal design of permanent magnet flux switching generator for wind applications via artificial neural network and multi-objective particle swarm optimization hybrid approach, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 110, 15 February 2016, Pages230-239, ISSN 0196 – 8904.

Liao, Y., Cheng, Y., Yang, L., A Novel High-Efficiency High-Power-Factor Single-Stage Converter for Small-Scale Wind Power Generation System, (2013) International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE), 8 (6), pp. 1663-1670.

Kurian, S., Sindhu, T., Cheriyan, E., Review on developments in windenergy generation and its integration to utility grid, (2013) International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS), 6 (5), pp. 1523-1532.

Singh B, Al Haddad K, and Chandra, A review of active filters for power quality improvement, IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics, A 1999, vol. 46, pp. 960-971.

Manias S, Ziogas P.D, and Oliver G, An AC-to-DC converter with improved input power factor and high power density, IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics, 1986, vol. 22, pp. 1073-1081.

Mahdavi J, and Emadi A, Sliding mode control of PWM Cuk converter, IEE sixth International Conference on Power Electronics and Variable speed Drives (PEVD), 1996, UK.

Martinez and Enjeti P.N, High performance Single–Phase rectifier with input power factor correction, IEEE transaction on Power Electronics, 1996, Vol 11, no. 2, pp. 311-317.

Lee Y.S and Siu K.W, Single switch fast response switching regulators with unity power factor, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), 1996, pp. 791- 796.

Madigan M, Erickson R and Ismail E H, Integrated high quality rectifier-regulators, IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC), 1992, pp. 1043-1051.

Tsang D.M, Lee F.C and Jovanovic M. M, Improvements in the integrated high quality rectifier-regulators, Virginia Power Electronics Seminar, 1993, pp. 115-123.

Abramovitz and Smedley K.M, Analysis and design of a tapped inductor Buck–Boost PFC rectifier with low bus voltage, IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics, 2011, vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 2637–2649.

Ismail E.H, Sabzali A.J, and Al-Saffar M.A, Buck–Boost-type unity power factor rectifier with extended voltage conversion ratio, IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics, 2008, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 1123–1132.

Nishimura K, Hirachi K, Komiyama S, and Nakaoka M, Two buck choppers built-in single phase one stage PFC converter with reduced DC voltage ripple and its specific control scheme, Proceedings of IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference Expo, 2008, pp. 1378–1383

Liang T.J, Yang L.S, and Chen J.F, Analysis and design of a single phase ac/dc step-down converter for universal input voltage, IET Electronics Power Applications, 2007, vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 778–784.

Todd P.C, UC3854 Controlled Power Factor Correction Circuit Design, Unitrode Application Note, 1998.

Wall S and Jackson R, Fast Controller Design for single-phase power-factor correction systems, IEEE Transaction Industrial Electronics, 1997, vol. 44, pp. 654–660.

Arulprakash A, Arulmozhiyal R, An integrated system for continuous power supply for a domestic load by harnessing maximum energy from the solar and wind sources, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence & Computing Research (ICCIC), 2012,.

Drumheller D.P, Antonio, G.C, Chapman, B.A, Allison C.P, Pierrakos O, Design of a micro-wind turbine for implementation in low wind speed environments, Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS), 2015.

Mohamed C. Ghanem, Kamal Al-Haddad, A new control strategy to achieve sinusoidal line current in a cascade Buck-Boost converter, IEEE transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol 43, No3, June 1996.

Shouman, M., El Bayoumi, G., Adaptive Robust Control of Satellite Attitude System, (2015) International Review of Aerospace Engineering (IREASE), 8 (1), pp. 35-42.

Kim, S., Do, H., Single-Stage AC/DC Boost-Zeta Converter with Soft Switching Operation, (2014) International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE), 9 (5), pp. 889-897.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Please send any question about this web site to
Copyright © 2005-2023 Praise Worthy Prize