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Wind Energy Technical Library
Publish Date: Aug 21, 2013
9 Ratings | 4.22 out of 5
The National Instruments Wind Energy Technical Library contains a wide variety of resources for application development techniques, example programs, and case studies.
With the increasing global adoption of Wind Energy as a reliable source for clean energy, it has become more important for component manufacturers and turbine integrators to increase component production rate, improve system reliability, and overcome grid integration challenges. These challenges restrict faster adoption of Wind Energy and ultimately global independence from oil and coal based energy sources. To remedy these challenges, a shift must be made towards improved technology for automated component testing, on-line condition monitoring, and grid integration control. Learn about these Essential Technologies for Test, Control, and Monitoring and how National Instruments products are driving innovation in the Wind Energy Industry.
Overview of each major application area in the Wind Energy Industry
Wind Energy Overview
National Instruments provides the Essential Technologies for Test, Control, and Monitoring within the Wind Energy Industry. Learn about how National Instruments and these technologies are helping to drive Innovation.
The following section is an information portal to technical documents, whitepapers, and reference architectures for Wind Energy. The links below are redirects to specific content on applications such as wind turbine control system design and turbine condition monitoring.
Wind Turbine Control Methods – This document explores the fundamental conceptsac and control methods/techniques for wind turbine control systems
Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring – This document discusses some of the major components of a wind turbine you should monitor and which NI devices you can use to do this
Simulating a Wind Turbine – The following architecture demonstrates how to simulate a full wind turbine system, including the wind turbine, mechanical drive train, generator, power grid, and controller
National Instruments products are used from Acoustic Emissions Testing to Power Quality Monitoring and from Blade Testing to on-line turbine condition monitoring. Learn how companies such as Siemens, GE Wind, and Vestas are using NI products.
Controlling a Mobile Voltage Dip Generator Using NI PXI – Energy 2 Quality developed a mobile medium-voltage dip generator using one system to record the signals and post process the data for full-scale tests of wind turbines with the capability of closing a circuit breaker on a specific phase angle.
As discussed above, National Instruments plays a part in the Wind Energy Industry as a hardware and software technolgoy provider for Test, Control, and Monitoring. For more specific information on any particular application areas, click on the links below.