A High Power Single to Three Phase Converter for Renewable Application
S. Meenakshi1, D. Manimegalai2, R. Sivasankari3

1Meenakshi.S, received BE in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Easwari Engineering College, Chennai, India
2D.Manimegalai received BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Priyadarshini Engineering College, Vellore, India.
3R.Sivasankari, received BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in K.S. Rangasamy Engineering College, Tiruchengodu, India.

Manuscript received on January 11, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on January 15, 2014. | Manuscript published on January 25, 2014. | PP:1-5 | Volume-2 Issue-3, January 2014. | Retrieval Number: B0606122213/2014©BEIESP

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Abstract: The matrix converter has many advantages in wind power system applications. Matrix converter is compact and highly efficient because it directly converts generated power from AC generator to AC grid without intermediate DC bus while conventional back-to-back converter systems requires many electrolytic capacitors in DC link bus which are bulky and have short life-time. Matrix converter has both motoring and regenerative power flow keeping low harmonics current in grid. It also can provide reactive power to the grid, which is important characteristic for wind farms to stabilize power system during and after grid failure. In this paper, high power matrix converter is introduced for renewable applications. Major technical features and advantages are described. Experimental results with a PM generator show good feasibility for the renewable applications.
Keywords: DC, AC.