Multiple-input dc-dc converters to enhance local availability in grids using distributed generation resources

Alexis Kwasinski, Philip T. Krein

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Abstract

This paper analyzes a multiple-input converter topology with boost and buck-boost input legs that serves to integrate several different distributed generation sources into a common system dc bus. The multiple-input converter is arranged in modules that hold the common parts and in sub-modules that contain each input leg component. The result is a flexible and easily scalable system suitable for renewable energy sources. When compared with traditional highly reliable systems, such as telecom rectifiers and standard microgrid architectures, the proposed converter is inherently more reliable. Power budget equations are derived and studied. The theoretical analysis is verified with simulations and experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAPEC 2007 - 22nd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
Pages1657-1663
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventAPEC 2007 - 22nd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 25 2007Mar 1 2007

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC

Other

OtherAPEC 2007 - 22nd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period2/25/073/1/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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