Cost-Effective Grid-Connected Inverter for a Micro Combined Heat and Power System

  title={Cost-Effective Grid-Connected Inverter for a Micro Combined Heat and Power System},
  author={Ruoyang Du and Paul Robertson},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics},
  • R. Du, P. Robertson
  • Published 2 March 2017
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
This paper proposes a novel, cost-effective grid-connected inverter for a domestic micro combined heat and power system. A high-frequency (∼12 000 r/min), high-voltage (∼425 Vdc) brushless dc machine is used as the generator. The output of the generator is injected into the grid through a novel grid-connected inverter, utilizing a digital algorithm for the implementation of a constant frequency hysteresis current control. This allows a simplified output filter with smaller components to be… 
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