The generation of power in wind power plants covers a significantly increasing proportion of energy needs worldwide. Both the conversion of the kinetic wind energy and the use and storage of the generated electrical power are crucial aspects in this context.
ET 220.10 is a compact control unit for the mobile wind power plant ET 220.01. The electrical energy from the wind power plant ET 220.01 is fed into the stand-alone system of ET 220.10, which is independent from the power grid.
The electrical energy is stored temporarily by means of a charge controller in an accumulator included in ET 220.01. As soon as the accumulator is charged, the excess electrical energy is dissipated in fixed resistors. This overcharge protection is triggered when the defined end-of-charge voltage is reached. It is indicated on the charge controller by means of an LED lamp. The wind power plant will continue to run under these conditions, and can provide electrical energy again instantaneously when needed.
Within the stand-alone system the stored electrical energy of the accumulator can be absorbed with the help of electrical loads. Two lamps act as consumers. The energy is not intended to be supplied to a public power grid.
Sensors record the wind velocity and the rotor speed of ET 220.01 as well as the current and voltage of the stand-alone system. The measured values are transmitted directly to a PC via USB, where they can be analysed using the GUNT software included. The network capable GUNT software makes it possible to observe, acquire, and analyse the experiments at any number of workstations via the customer’s own network with just one licence. In addition, digital displays indicate the wind velocity and rotor speed. The laboratory’s own multimeters can be connected via lab jacks to measure and display current and voltage.