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Recent Advances of Wind-Solar Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems for Power Generation: A Review

Authors: Pranoy Roy; JiangBiao He; Tiefu Zhao; Yash Veer Singh
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A hybrid renewable energy system (HRES) generally consists of two or more renewable energy sources with complementary power generation profiles, such as wind turbines and photovoltaic systems, along with a low-capacity energy storage system …

A Review on Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Microgrids

Authors: Ebrahim Mohammadi, Mojtaba Alizadeh, Mohsen Asgarimoghaddam, Xiaoyu Wang, Marcelo Godoy Simões
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Fossil fuels with their environmental pollution and low efficiency impact the traditional and conventional power systems. These issues have been supporting a new paradigm of electricity generation locally at the distribution level, with …

Low-Voltage dc System Building Blocks: Integrated Power Flow Control and Short Circuit Protection

Authors: Pavel Purgat, Aditya Shekhar, Zian Qin, Pavol Bauer
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Sustainable power distribution for transportation, industry, and city infrastructure is a global-scale issue. Direct current (DC) power distribution increases system efficiency and reliability in systems with integrated storage, renewable energy, or variable-speed generators. This article gives …

A Comprehensive Review on Off-Grid and Hybrid Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles

Authors: Gautam Rituraj, Gautham Ram Chandra Mouli and Pavol Bauer
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In recent years, the research interest in off-grid (standalone mode) and hybrid (capable of both standalone and grid-connected modes) charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs) has increased. The main reason is to provide a seamless …

A Grid-Connected Converter Configuration for the Synergy of Battery-Supercapacitor Hybrid Storage and Renewable Energy Resources

Authors: Bhaskara Rao Ravada, Narsa Reddy Tummuru and Bala Naga Lingaiah Ande
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The integration of renewable power sources and energy storage using multiport converters is gaining immense attention. Appreciable research has been done and reported regarding the multiport converters. Among them, very few are related to the integration of supercapacitor-battery-based …

Hairpin Windings: An Opportunity for Next-Generation E-Motors in Transportation

Authors: Stefano Nuzzo, Davide Barater, Chris Gerada and Piermaria Vai
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The technological advancements in the field of both electrical machines and power electronics are extremely promising and seem permitting to achieve the demanding power density and efficiency levels required nowadays by the transportation sector. However, …

Open-Loop Synchronization Systems for Grid-Tied Power Converters: Literature Overview, Design Considerations, Advantages, and Disadvantages

Authors: S. Golestan, J. M. Guerrero, Y. Al-Turki, A. M. Abusorrah and J. C. Vasquez
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With the ever-increasing penetration of power electronics converters into power systems in recent years, grid connection codes have enforced more stringent requirements on these converters. Fulfilling these requirements using …

Review on Single-DC-Source Multilevel Inverters: Topologies, Challenges, Industrial Applications, and Recommendations

Authors: M. Trabelsi, H. Vahedi and H. Abu-Rub
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Having a reduced number of switches and isolated DC sources yet generating a higher number of voltage levels has been always the challenge when selecting the appropriate Multilevel Inverter (MLI) topology. Nowadays, Single-DC-Source Multilevel Inverter (SDCS-MLI) …