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High Power Capacitor Clamped Modular Resonant Dc/Dc Converter for Offshore Wind Energy Systems


S. Priyadharshini, K. Devaraj
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Recently, the interest in offshore wind farms is powerful resource, has been increased significantly because of the stronger and more stable winds at sea, which will lead to a increase power production. DC/DC power conversion solutions are becoming more popular for fulfilling the growing challenges in the offshore wind power industry. This paper presents several multilevel modular DC/DC conversion systems based on the capacitor-clamped module concept for high power offshore wind energy applications. Two types of the capacitor-clamped modules, the double-switch module and switchless module, are discussed. A soft-switching technique is adopted to achieve minimal switching losses and the maximum system efficiency. Theoretical analysis is carried out for the 2n+1 level cascaded configurations based on the capacitor-clamped modules. The inherent interleaving property of the proposed configurations effectively reduces the output voltage ripple without adding extra components. A cascaded hybrid topology is developed by the combination of double-switch and switchless modules. The experimental results of two 5-kW prototype capacitor-clamped converters are presented to validate the theoretical analysis and principles as well as attest the feasibility of the proposed topologies

S. Priyadharshini, K. Devaraj

Capacitor-clamped module, cascaded configuration, double-switch module, offshore wind energy, soft switching technique, and switchless module.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February - 2017
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2017-02-28 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
321-326 IJSRSET173173   Technoscience Academy

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S. Priyadharshini, K. Devaraj, "High Power Capacitor Clamped Modular Resonant Dc/Dc Converter for Offshore Wind Energy Systems ", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.321-326, January-February-2017.
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