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ENERGY INNOVATIONS SMALL GRANT (EISG) PROGRAM

 

 

 

 


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Low Cost Hybrid Inverters Utilizing IGBTs and SCRs

Giri Venkataramanan

00-30

 

EISG Project Title: Low Cost Hybrid Inverters Utilizing IGBTs and SCRs

EISG Grant Number: 00-30

PIER Area: Industrial/Agriculture/Water End Use Efficiency

Principal Investigator: Giri Venkataramanan

Contact Information: (608) 262-4479 giri@engr.wisc.edu

Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Grant Amount: $75,000

Grant Term: 18 Months

 

Project Description:

Proposes to research the feasibility of developing a low cost hybrid inverter/converter utilizing SCRs and IGBTs suitable that could be used in variable speed drives and distributed generation systems such as PV and wind turbines.

 

Proposed Outcomes:

        Developed computer simulation based on existing models

        Design and built circuit

        Quantification of performance based on working design

 

Anticipated Benefits:

        May reduce converter/inverter costs by up to 75%

        Increased reliability

        Potential increase in performance output

        May eliminate poor input power quality

 

 

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