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AC PMG Generators

Discussion in 'Renewable Energy' started by sri_chikoo, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. sri_chikoo

    sri_chikoo New Member

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    Hello Everyone

    I am involved in the team of 5 people in building a Vertical Axis wind turbine.

    I have some question on the electrical part of it.

    I have a specs for the turbine and its aimed at producing 5KW.

    We have selected a permanent magnet generator producing an AC output.

    I need to tie this system to the grid.

    Do I need a grid tie inverter ?

    The grid tie inverters with controllers that are ready in the market specs as DC input.

    I am bit confused.

    I am I missing something.

    Regards
    Sri
     
  2. Nigel Goodwin

    Nigel Goodwin Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    You need 'something' to connect to the grid - and a grid tie inverter is one way.

    Presumably the manufacturer of the generator provides a suitable item?, or a list of suitable ones?.

    I would also suggest you might contact your electricity supplier?, as you will need the meter replacing, and they can probably advise on suitable equipment? - which presumably MUST meet their requirements?.

    Incidentally, there's a 15KW or so wind turbine appeared this week across the field behind my house :D
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012
  3. tcmtech

    tcmtech Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    A rectifier. :p
     

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