Medium-Frequency-Link Power Conversion for High Power Density Renewable Energy Systems

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2013 IEEE International Conference on Applied Superconductivity and Electromagnetic Devices, 2013, pp. 102 - 106
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Recent advances in solid-state semiconductors and magnetic materials have provided the impetus for medium frequency-link based medium voltage power conversion systems, which would be a possible solution to reducing the weight and volume of renewable power generation systems. To verify this new concept, in this paper, a laboratory prototype of 1.26 kVA medium-frequency-link power conversion system is developed for a scaled down 1 kV grid applications. The design and implementation of the prototyping, test platform, and the experimental results are analyzed and discussed. It is expected that the proposed new technology would have a great potential for future renewable and smart grid applications.
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