High efficiency SiC AC chopper for LV networks

E. Zacharis, A.M. Cross, B. Godfrey, S. Safari, A. Castellazzi, P. Ward, I. Mosely

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Abstract

A proposal to increase the existing residential LV grid voltage from 230 V has been made in order to increase existing network capacity. A power-electronic AC-AC converter is then used to provide 230 V at each property. Several constraints such as temperature rise at the converter location lead to a converter design requiring very high efficiency. In this paper results from a recent feasibility study in terms of LV network capacity increase are presented along with the design and testing of a SiC based 1 kW, AC/AC prototype module, which forms the basis of a much larger 15 kW multi-module converter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th IET international conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014)
Place of PublicationStevenage (UK)
PublisherIET
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84919-815-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event7th IET international conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Apr 201410 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameIET conference publication
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology

Conference

Conference7th IET international conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Abbreviated titlePEMD 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period8/04/1410/04/14

Keywords

  • choppers circuits
  • silicon compounds
  • low-power electronics
  • AC-AC power convertors
  • power electronics
  • supply and supervisory circuits

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  • Research Output

    • 3 Conference publication

    Second life battery energy storage systems: converter topology and redundancy selection

    Mukherjee, N. & Strickland, D., 2014, 7th IET international conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014). Stevenage (UK): IET, 6 p. 1.2.02. (IET conference publication).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

    Open Access
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  • Sizing energy storage on the 11kV distribution network

    Strickland, D. & Bai, X., 2014, 7th IET international conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014). Stevenage (UK): IET, 6 p. 5.4.03. (IET conference publication).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

    Open Access
    File
  • Thermal modelling for dynamic transformer rating in low carbon distribution network operation

    Yang, J. & Strickland, D., 2014, 7th IET international conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014). Stevenage (UK): IET, 6 p. 5.2.04. (IET conference publication).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

    Open Access
    File
  • Cite this

    Zacharis, E., Cross, A. M., Godfrey, B., Safari, S., Castellazzi, A., Ward, P., & Mosely, I. (2014). High efficiency SiC AC chopper for LV networks. In 7th IET international conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014) [1.1.02] (IET conference publication). IET. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2014.0285