Grid Connection of Wave Power Farm Using an N-Level Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Inverter
2013 (English)In: Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Vol. 2013, 9- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An N-level cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter is proposed for grid connection of large wave power farms. The point-absorber wave energy converters are individually rectified and used as isolated DC-sources. The variable power characteristics of the wave energy converters are discussed, and a method of mitigating this issue is demonstrated. The complete power control system is given in detail and has been experimentally verified for a single-phase setup of the 9-level inverter. Theoretical expressions of the power sharing between multilevel cells are derived and show good correspondence with the experimental results.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 2013, 9- p.
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Science of Electricity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212664DOI: 10.1155/2013/562548OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-212664DiVA: diva2:678803