Microgrid Test-bed Design with Renewable Energy Sources


16th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition (PEMC), Antalya, Türkiye, 21 - 24 Eylül 2014, ss.907-911 identifier identifier

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  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/epepemc.2014.6980622
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Antalya
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.907-911


This paper is dedicated to microgrid design by using several renewable energy sources (RES) together. The generator side contains the most widely used three types of RESs that are wind energy, solar energy, and fuel cells. The wind turbine is designed according to parameters of a 6.5kW commercial permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG). The solar plant that has 15kW rated power is constituted with string connection of 96 solar panels that has 170Wp rated power for each. The last generator of system is modelled according to parameters of a fuel cell that generates 10.5kW peak power. All the generation units are coupled over dc bus-bar by adjusting the voltages to 48Vdc. The dc loads are directly connected to bus-bar while the ac loads are supplied by ac bus-bar that is built by a three-phase 48V/380V-50Hz inverter. An RLC load with 10kW/250VA/250VAR power is connected to the output of inverter. The proposed test-bed can be improved by adding several generator and load types, and additional controllers, breakers, and contactors. In its current state, the proposed test-bed is considered as a preliminary design.