Renewable energy system for an isolated sustainable social centre

By Pinto, J.G.; Fernandes, F.; Exposto, B.; Monteiro, V.; Afonso, J.L.

Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering

2017

Abstract

This paper describes the development of the power converters and control algorithms to implement an isolated microgrid based in renewable energy sources used to feed a Sustainable Social Centre in a remote place. The microgrid is designed to work with photovoltaic panels, micro wind and micro-hydro turbines, or even with diesel generators. The control system of the power converters is totally digital and implemented by means of a TMS320f28335 Digital Signal Controller (DSC) from Texas Instruments. One of the most im-portant requirements imposed for the microgrid power system is the capability of providing a sinusoidal supply voltage with low harmonic distortion even in the presence of non linear electrical loads. The hardware topologies and the digital control systems of the power converters are evaluated through experimental results obtained with a developed laboratory prototype. This work is focused in the DC AC converter of the renewable energy system for the isolated Sustainable Centre.

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