Experimental evaluation and efficiency optimisation of a grid-connected converter for household energy storage applications

Kulsangcharoen, P. and Asher, G. and Rashed, M. and Klumpner, C. and Patel, C. and De, D. (2014) Experimental evaluation and efficiency optimisation of a grid-connected converter for household energy storage applications. In: 7th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014), 8-10 April 2014, Manchester, UK.

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Abstract

This paper presents the design and the experimental evaluation of a power converter for energy storage applications suitable for household installation or to facilitate distributed energy storage capability within a local/community low-voltage grid. The technology to build the power converter is a common / low cost one in order to make it affordable which was expected to limit the overall efficiency of the energy storage system. This is why an investigation into power losses at component level followed by an efficiency optimisation procedure is developed which is confirmed by actual power loss measurements. The experimental evaluation includes also the assessment of the AC grid current quality and transient performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Efficiency, Energy Storage, Power Converter
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2014.0454
Depositing User: Klumpner, Dr Christian
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 08:33
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 15:29
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34809

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