Evaluating power converters using a wind-system simulator

F. Flores-Bahamonde, H. Valderrama-Blavi, J. A. Barrado Rodrigo, M. Bachero, J. M. Bosque

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Abstract

Urban integration of wind generators demands direct injection of the energy produced to the grid. Battery-based electrical storage is usually expensive in terms of direct cost, space, and maintenance. Direct grid-injection implies AC-AC conversion where the input source, a synchronous alternator, has a variable output voltage and frequency. This conversion is usually realized with two converters. The first stage has to accomplish a power factor corrected rectification, whereas the second one implements the DC-to-AC conversion. Different converter topologies can be proposed for both stages. To optimize the overall system, a wind-system simulator is required to make repeatable experiments. MPPT algorithms can also be examined. This paper considers the development of such experimental tool, boarding the evaluation of some three-phase PFC rectifiers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 10th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 10th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD 2013 - Hammamet, Tunisia
Duration: 18 Mar 201321 Mar 2013

Publication series

Name2013 10th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD 2013

Conference

Conference2013 10th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD 2013
Country/TerritoryTunisia
CityHammamet
Period18/03/1321/03/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing

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