A novel single-phase inverter with D-STATCOM capability for wind applications

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dc.contributor.author Sotoodeh, Pedram
dc.contributor.author Miller, Ruth Douglas
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-06T19:06:52Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-06T19:06:52Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17015
dc.description.abstract The modular multilevel converter (MMC) is an attractive topology for HVDC/FACTS systems. In this paper a new single-phase MMC-based D-STATCOM inverter for grid connection is proposed. The proposed inverter is designed for grid-connected wind turbines in the small- to mid-sized (10kW-20kW) range using the most advanced multi-level inverter topology. The proposed MMC D-STATCOM inverter controls the DC link voltage as well as the active and reactive power transferred between the renewable energy source, specifically wind turbine, and the grid in order to regulate the power factor (PF) of the grid regardless of the input active power from wind turbine. The goal of this paper is to present a new inverter with FACTS capability in a single unit without any additional cost. The 5-level D-STATCOM inverter is simulated and the results are presented to verify the operation of the proposed system. The simulation studies are carried out in the MATLAB/Simulink environment. To validate the simulation results, an experimental configuration of a 5-Level MMC D-STATCOM inverter has been built and tested. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15325008.2013.816980#.UsM7eNJDvL8 en_US
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Electric Power Components and Systems, 41(13), 1294-1310. Electric Power Components and Systems is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15325008.2013.816980#.UsM7eNJDvL8 en_US
dc.subject D-STATCOM en_US
dc.subject Modular multi-level converter en_US
dc.subject Wind applications en_US
dc.title A novel single-phase inverter with D-STATCOM capability for wind applications en_US
dc.title.alternative A novel single-phase inverter with distribution static compensator capability for wind applications en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1080/15325008.2013.816980 en_US
dc.citation.epage 1310 en_US
dc.citation.issue 13 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Electric Power Components and Systems en_US
dc.citation.spage 1294 en_US
dc.citation.volume 41 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid rdmiller en_US


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