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Experimental Evaluation and Efficiency Optimisation of a Grid-Connected Converter for Household Energy Storage Applications

Kulsangcharoen, P.; Asher, G.; Rashed, M.; Klumpner, C.; Patel, C.; De, D.

Authors

P. Kulsangcharoen

G. Asher

M. Rashed

C. Patel

D. De



Abstract

This paper presents the design and the experimental evaluation of a power converter for energy storage applications suitable for household installation or to facilitate distributed energy storage capability within a local/community low-voltage grid. The technology to build the power converter is a common / low cost one in order to make it affordable which was expected to limit the overall efficiency of the energy storage system. This is why an investigation into power losses at component level followed by an efficiency optimisation procedure is developed which is confirmed by actual power loss measurements. The experimental evaluation includes also the assessment of the AC grid current quality and transient performance.

Citation

Kulsangcharoen, P., Asher, G., Rashed, M., Klumpner, C., Patel, C., & De, D. (2014). Experimental Evaluation and Efficiency Optimisation of a Grid-Connected Converter for Household Energy Storage Applications. In 7th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014)https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2014.0454

Conference Name 7th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014)
Start Date Apr 8, 2014
End Date Apr 10, 2014
Acceptance Date Dec 18, 2013
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Jul 13, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title 7th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2014)
ISBN 9781849198158
DOI https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2014.0454
Keywords Efficiency, Energy Storage, Power Converter
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34809
Publisher URL http://www.crossref.org/iPage?doi=10.1049%2Fcp.2014.0454
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf