• Development of Grid-Connected and Front-End Converters for Renewable Energy Systems and Electric Mobility
  • Amerise, Albino <1989>


  • ING-IND/32 Convertitori, macchine e azionamenti elettrici


  • The spread of renewable energy sources and electric vehicles is increasing thanks to the greater awareness of the climate problems due to the large and long-lasting use of the non-renewable energy sources. The integration of renewable energy sources to the power grid, however, poses significant technical challenges, since it drastically changes its topology and nature. In fact, while the traditional power generation system is centralized, the renewable energy is distributed and intermittent. In this scenario, power converters play a central role. Power converters are the technology that enables the interconnection of different players to the electric power system. In this work, a control system for grid-connected converters has been developed. The main focus is on the current control. The most renowned current controllers, such resonant and repetitive regulators, have been studied and tested in laboratory in order to compare the performance in terms of harmonic compensation and burden of the processor. The problem of the saturation of a multi-frequency current controller has been investigated and different saturation algorithms have been proposed. The power converters have, however, wide use and the same of the method, developed for grid-connected converters can be applied to electrical motor drives with open-end windings. If a floating capacitor bridge is connected to the secondary side of the open-end stator windings, it can supply the reactive power needed by the motor and completely exploit its current capability of the power source. This feature allows the drive to obtain higher torque at higher speed, increasing therefore the output power over all the flux-weakening speed range. The floating bridge, operating as harmonic compensator, allows the inverter connected to the primary energy source to work in overmodulation and even six-step modulation, in order to further boost the performance of the drive, without compromising the quality of the phase current.


  • 2019-04-03


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


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Amerise, Albino (2019) Development of Grid-Connected and Front-End Converters for Renewable Energy Systems and Electric Mobility, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Ingegneria biomedica, elettrica e dei sistemi , 31 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/8951.