Power Semiconductors

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What role do power semiconductors play in a wind power installation?

Power electronics are to a wind power installation what muscles are to man.

Different wind speeds result in fluctuations in voltage and frequency. This is where power electronics come in, for power electronics control and adjust the current produced to ensure that the correct frequency and quality is fed into the power grid.

In a bicycle dynamo the intensity of the light emitted varies depending on the speed of the bike; in a wind turbine different wind speeds require power semiconductors to provide homogenous energy transfer.

Power semiconductors are at the heart of any power converter that converts current, voltage and frequency.

 

Power Semiconductors

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