In this paper, a novel approach for the design of power converter for a microturbine is proposed. In the method, a unified control scheme as well as a novel modular arrangement has been developed such that the inverter circuit is capable of parallel operation of different modules in anticipation of reaching high-capacity requirements. To validate the effectiveness of this proposed approach, scenarios including the loss of grid and grid-connected operation were both tested through the software simulation and experimental validation. From the test results, they have consolidated the feasibility and practicability of the approach for the applications considered.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering