Analytical derivation of electrical-side maximum power line for wind generators

Sergei Kolesnik, Alon Kuperman

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In order to enhance the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) speed of solar generators, offline calculated maximum power line (MPL) is often used as a feed-forward signal added to the output of MPPT controller. MPL is nonlinear static electrical characteristic of renewable energy generators connecting all the maximum power points for given temperature. In this letter, electrical side MPL is derived for a typical wind turbine generator (WTG). It is shown that MPLS of solar and wind generators possess similar structure, supporting the similarity between the two energy conversion processes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1498
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • MPPT
  • Maximum power line
  • Wind turbine generator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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