A design method for Hybrid Power Systems

Kwong, Kah Hin (2013). A design method for Hybrid Power Systems. University of Birmingham. M.Res.

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One upcoming method to improve the efficiency of renewable energy systems is the Hybrid Power System. The hybrid power system incorporates multiple renewable sources in order to achieve a stable power output and sufficient power quality for any system.

This thesis first provides an introduction to energy storage systems, wind turbine and hybrid power systems. This introduction includes different turbine schemes, power electronics schemes and circuits to interface them with the grid. The introduction to hybrid power system includes examples and explainations of various energy storage systems, different topologies including control strategies. This thesis then proposes a step-by-step method in designing a Hybrid Power System.

This thesis then ends with a feasibility study of taking the author’s Depart of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department off-grid by using the proposed, novel design method. Simulink Simpowersystems simulation was implemented, which proved insufficient. This was then supplemented by an Excel Spreadsheet.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.Res.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.Res.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Engineering, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/4561


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