President's Message: December 2020

Frede Blaabjerg 2019

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 by Frede Blaabjerg

This is the last message for the year 2020, written just after the IEEE Power Electronics Society’s (PELS) latest Administrative Committee (ADCOM) meeting – which is the member-elected board governing the society. For the second time, it was fully virtual. The PELS meeting series was held for three weeks before ADCOM meeting. As per tradition, it was held during the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo... Read More...


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Upcoming Webinar: All SiC High Power Converters for COmbined Integration of Solar PV and Energy Storage

This webinar is being sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Sustainable Energy Systems

Wednesday, 27 January 2021 11:00 AM  ET

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Juan Balda Yue Zhao

Presenters: Juan Carlos Balda & Yue Zhao, University of Arkansas, USA

Abstract: Distributed generation is becoming more prevalent in electric power distribution systems as costs are reaching grid parity, in particular for solar generation. At the same time, the need for energy storage is becoming more important since peak generations very often do not coincide with peak demands. Therefore, developing grid interfaces based on power electronics that combine solar generation and energy storage is of interest. In this webinar, a case study will be presented on the design and validation of an all silicon carbide (SiC) 150-kW triple-active-bridge (TAB) converter stage for combined integration of solar array and energy storage. The detailed design methodology used for power electronics building blocks (e.g., the H-bridge converters and active-neutral-point-clamped (ANPC) using 1.7kV SiC modules), and the 20-kHz three-port transformer will be presented together with experimental results on the built prototype. In addition, a design case study of a 4.16kV grid-tied inverter using the TAB converters will be presented.

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