A hybrid inverter solution for medium voltage applications using series capacitor and a CSI Active Power Filter (SC-APF)

Papadopoulos, Savvas and Rashed, Mohamed and Klumpner, Christian and Wheeler, Patrick (2014) A hybrid inverter solution for medium voltage applications using series capacitor and a CSI Active Power Filter (SC-APF). In: 2014 IET 7th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines & Drives (PEMD), 8-10 Apr 2014, Manchester, UK.

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This paper proposes a new hybrid inverter solution for medium/high voltage applications that consists of a slow switching inverter using high voltage or series connected switching devices, fitted with a low kVA rated auxiliary current source inverter to cancel the switching ripple produced by the main inverter. The reduction in CSI voltage stress is obtained by connecting it to the MV grid via a series capacitor which makes the solution suitable for retrofitting older inverters equipped with large passive filters. The paper describes the design procedure, the control scheme and validates the feasibility of the idea by including simulation results and evaluation of the waveform quality and also an estimation of the semiconductor losses.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in: Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014), 7th International Conference on : date, 8-10 April 2014. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-84919-815-8. pp. 1-6, doi:10.1049/cp.2014.0456 ©2014 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Keywords: Efficiency, Hybrid Inverter, Ripple Cancelation
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2014.0456
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Depositing User: Klumpner, Dr Christian
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 07:49
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 20:55
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34814

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