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Electrical energy) is induced and collected by an electrical conductor when moving it (mechanical energy) through a magnetic field (magnetism). This mechanical–magnetic–electrical trio structure is satisfied by a synchronous generator, where the source of magnetic field in the machine is produced by a DC current through the rotor windings (also known as field windings), and the mechanical rotation of the rotor is provided by the spinning turbine. Finally, this rotating magnetic field induces three-phase AC voltage within the stator windings (also known as armature windings) of the generator.
2. Hydropower plants convert potential energy into mechanical energy through water turbines, which then generate electricity. Efficiencies of 90% and higher are achieved through this clean and renewable route. However, its availability is limited to sites with certain geographical and environmental suitability. 9% of the total electricity generation in 2011 . Nuclear-based power plants generate thermal energy without emitting greenhouse gases. This thermal energy takes the same route as fossil fuels to generate electricity.
7]. 17 Bypass diode. Reproduced from Ref. . 17). The bypass diode restricts the voltage of the shaded cell to reach reverse breakdown voltage and also provides an alternate path for the current. 8 Daily power profile of PV array As discussed in the previous section, the power output of the solar PV system depends mainly on solar irradiation. Also, the output power varies nonlinearly with ambient conditions. Based on the climate condition the output power profile of the PV array varies. The total solar irradiation in the plane of the solar array is known as incident solar irradiation.