Simulation of AC, DC, and AC-DC coupled mini-grids. In search of the most efficient system

Solorzano del Moral, Jorge and Egido, Miguel Angel (2012). Simulation of AC, DC, and AC-DC coupled mini-grids. In search of the most efficient system. In: "Proceedings of the 6th European conference on PV hybrids an Mini grids", 25/04/2012 - 27/04/2012, Chambery, Francia. ISBN 978-3-941785-91-5. pp..

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Title: Simulation of AC, DC, and AC-DC coupled mini-grids. In search of the most efficient system
Author/s:
  • Solorzano del Moral, Jorge
  • Egido, Miguel Angel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Proceedings of the 6th European conference on PV hybrids an Mini grids
Event Dates: 25/04/2012 - 27/04/2012
Event Location: Chambery, Francia
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 6th European conference on PV hybrids an Mini grids
Date: 26 April 2012
ISBN: 978-3-941785-91-5
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: mini-grids, AC coupling, partial coupling, efficiency
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Renewable energy hybrid systems and mini-grids for electrification of rural areas are known to be reliable and more cost efficient than grid extension or only-diesel based systems. However, there is still some uncertainty in some areas, for example, which is the most efficient way of coupling hybrid systems: AC, DC or AC-DC? With the use of Matlab/Simulink a mini-grid that connects a school, a small hospital and an ecotourism hostel has been modelled. This same mini grid has been coupled in the different possible ways and the system’s efficiency has been studied. In addition, while keeping the consumption constant, the generation sources and the consumption profile have been modified and the effect on the efficiency under each configuration has also been analysed. Finally different weather profiles have been introduced and, again, the effect on the efficiency of each system has been observed.

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Item ID: 19167
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/19167/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:19167
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Sep 2013 16:32
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 17:24
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