{Power-Electronic Systems for the Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources: A Survey}

Title{Power-Electronic Systems for the Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources: A Survey}
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsCarrasco JM, Franquelo LG, Bialasiewicz JT, Galvan E, Guisado RCP, Prats M.A.M., Leon JI, Moreno-Alfonso N
ISBN Number0278-0046 VO - 53
KeywordsAppropriate technology, central power stations, Direct drives, distributed energy resources, doubly fed induction generator (DFIG), energy resources, Energy storage, flywheel, grid integration, hydrogen, intermittent energy source, multilevel converter topologies, photovoltaic power generators, Photovoltaic power systems, Photovoltaic systems, power electronic interface, power electronics, Power generation, power grids, power system operation, Renewable energy resources, renewable energy sources, Solar power generation, supercapacitors, superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES), wind diesel, Wind energy generation, wind power generation, wind power generators, wind power plants
AbstractThe use of distributed energy resources is increasingly being pursued as a supplement and an alternative to large conventional central power stations. The specification of a power-electronic interface is subject to requirements related not only to the renewable energy source itself but also to its effects on the power-system operation, especially where the intermittent energy source constitutes a significant part of the total system capacity. In this paper, new trends in power electronics for the integration of wind and photovoltaic (PV) power generators are presented. A review of the appropriate storage-system technology used for the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources is also introduced. Discussions about common and future trends in renewable energy systems based on reliability and maturity of each technology are presented