In the full converter concept, the converter decouples the generator and the mechanical drivetrain from the grid. All of the generated power flows through the converter to the grid. Synchronous (permanent magnet) and asynchronous generators are typically used. The converter provides the generator’s torque and speed control.
Decouples the generator from the grid
- Reduces mechanical shocks on the turbine during grid faults
- Increased grid code compliance
- Enables full speed range
- Increases annual power yield
- Full reactive power production
- Full control of the power
With the medium-speed full converter (MSFC) concept, either a single or two-stage gear box is used with a compact, medium-speed permanent magnet generator (up to 500 rpm).
Lower speeds reduce mechanical stress
Low weight and size