Special Issue "Power Electronics in DC-Microgrid Systems"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
Interests: high-power electronics converter topologies; motor drives; utility power electronics interfaces and application issues
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We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject of “Power Electronics in DC-Microgrid Systems”.
With the rapid growth of direct-current (DC) coupled sources and loads, including photovoltaic (PV) generators, energy storage devices such as batteries and supercapacitors, light-emitting-diodes (LEDs), and electronics equipment, the low-voltage DC distribution networks and structured DC-microgrids are emerging as a natural platform to integrate distributed energy sources. However, there are a number of technical challenges: a lack of standardized interconnect and protection equipment, inadequate stability, and versatile control design. The availability of wide bandgap power semiconductor devices further pushes the power electronics design toward high efficiency and high power density for DC microgrids. In the past, the interest of the power electronics community was moving from a single power electronics converter to multiple distributed systems that encompass a number of converters connected in either series or parallel, forming a number of DC busses with different voltage levels. Recently, with the advance of new DC power conversion technologies, several ongoing standards, alliances, and initiatives are bringing the possibility of developing future homes, offices, buildings, campuses, datacenters, ships, satellites, aircrafts, and other electrical power systems to operate totally or dominantly in DC. Research is being carried out in both the system and component levels of modelling, control, and stability of structured DC-microgrids. Novel high-efficiency topologies and protections are also key nontrivial issues when developing practical DC-microgrids.
Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions, survey papers, or tutorials for review and publication in this special issue on DC-microgrids.
Papers with applications in nature are particularly welcome.
Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:
- Power electronic systems—converters and emerging technologies;
- Reliability and resiliency techniques
- Performance analysis and optimization
- Powering residential and commercial buildings
- DC-powered active and passive smart solar houses
- DC-powered appliances
- Advanced power electronics
- Storage technology
- DC-powered PHEV/EV charging
- Real-time monitoring and control
- Manufacturing and cost reduction approaches
- Partial fault detection
- Protection schemes
- Distributed energy generation and integration
- Standards and policies
Assoc. Prof. Ching-Ming Lai
Prof. Liang-Rui Chen
Manuscript Submission Information
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