Using floating-interleaving boost converters for small wind energy conversion

Moncef, Justin Lalou (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Capone, Michele (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Small Wind Energy Conversion System (SWECS), based on two back-to-back voltage source converters (VSC), with transformerless power injection into the utility grid, prove to be quite effective and reliable, but its efficiency and the compactness of its implementation can be improved. For this purpose, a modified topology, by introducing a floating-interleaving boost converter (FIBC), is proposed and evaluated. In this paper, theoretical and practical aspects related to the development of a FIBC dedicated to small wind power conversion, are presented. For a given rated values of power and voltage at the injection point into the grid, and a range of generator voltage, a FIBC converter is selected and sized, then realized and tested in stand alone operation and as element of a SWECS prototype. Experimental results confirm the suitability of the modified topology to achieve a very high efficiency of the wind energy conversion.


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIA-FR
Institute:
Energy - Institut de recherche appliquée en systèmes énergétiques
Publisher:
Istanbul, Turkey, 24-25 August 2020
Date:
2020-08
Istanbul, Turkey
24-25 August 2020
Pagination:
pp. 103-108
Published in:
Proceedings of ECRES 2020 : 8th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems, 24-25 August 2020, Istanbul, Turkey
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