Types of generator
Generators are mainly of two types, Induction (Asynchronous) generator and Synchronous generator.
Induction Generators: An induction generator is also called as an asynchronous generator. It is a type of Alternating Current (AC) electrical generator, which principally works similar to the working of an induction motor to produce power. Induction generators are operated by mechanically turning their rotors faster than synchronous speed. They are generally very useful in applications such as mini hydro power plants, wind turbines, or in reducing high-pressure gas streams to lower pressure.
Synchronous generator: In general, a synchronous generator is equipped with two parts, namely rotor and stator. The rotor part consists of field poles and stator part consists of armature conductors. The rotation of field poles induces an alternating voltage which results in electrical power generation.
Commercial electrical energy is mainly sourced by synchronous generators. Most common uses of these generators are to convert the mechanical power output of steam turbines, gas turbines, reciprocating engines and hydro turbines into electrical power for the grid which is mainly used in power plants.
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