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Design Issues for Wind Farms Grid Tied Inverter

  • Authors: Caruso, M.; Di Tommaso, A.; Genduso, F.; Miceli, R.; Roscia, M.
  • Publication year: 2017
  • Type: Proceedings (TIPOLOGIA NON ATTIVA)
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In this paper the Authors give indications for the design of a grid tied Voltage Source Inverters (VSI) aimed to optimal use in energy conversion from wind source. In particular, the design of the inverter is more focused on the control system planning, with a particular glance on the grid synchronization problem. After the exposition of general issues concerning renewable energies and associated topics, the case of a grid tied inverter is considered and a methodology of design is sketched starting from the consideration of the DC side and also considering the power device losses, the protection issue against over voltages and over-currents, snubber circuits, heat sinks and, finally the control system for the grid synchronization. Methods and modern technologies are considered and overviewed with a particular glance to the regulation of the generated and converted energy.