Simulation and Analysis of a Compact Electronic Infrastructure for DC Micro-Grid: Necessity and Challenges


Complex circuitry of electronic infrastructure of compact micro-grids with multiple renewable energy sources feeding the loads using parallel operation of inverters acts as a deterrent in developing such systems. This paper deals with applicable techniques reducing the driving circuits in parallel power inverters used in micro-grid system (MGS), mainly focused on the distributed generation (DG) in islanded mode. The method introduced in this paper, gives a minimal and compressed circuitry that can be implemented very cost-effectively with simple components. DC micro-grids are proposed and researched for the good connection with DC output type sources such as photovoltaic (PV), fuel cell, and secondary battery. In this paper, the electronic infrastructure of micro-grid is expressed. Then discussed the reasons for its complexity and the possibility of reducing the elements of electronic circuits are investigated. The reason for this is in order to compact DC micro-grid system for electrification to places like villages. Digital Simulation in Matlab Simulink is used to show the effectiveness of this novel driver topology for parallel operating inverters (NDTPI).

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M. Tavakkoli, A. Radan and H. Hassibi, "Simulation and Analysis of a Compact Electronic Infrastructure for DC Micro-Grid: Necessity and Challenges," Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2012, pp. 73-82. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2012.32011.

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