Development of a GaN based triple-active-bridge for DC nanogrid

Nicola Delmonte, Paolo Cova, Danilo Santoro, Andrea Toscani, Giampaolo Buticchi

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Abstract

This work proposes an architecture of a DC nanogrid with a small PV plant, a battery as storage unit, and a three-port converter for low voltage distribution and the management of the electric energy flows. The main objective is to investigate the development of this converter using GaN power FETs. Here are presented the results of preliminary tests carried out using two different GaN FETs in the full bridges needed for the three-port converter. The aim is to identify the best components, among the ones commercially available, for efficiency and thermal design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2018 ECCE Europe
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9789075815283
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2018
Event20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2018 ECCE Europe - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 17 Sep 201821 Sep 2018

Publication series

Name2018 20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2018 ECCE Europe

Conference

Conference20th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2018 ECCE Europe
Country/TerritoryLatvia
CityRiga
Period17/09/1821/09/18

Keywords

  • DC power supply
  • Device application
  • Gallium Nitride (GaN)
  • Smart power
  • Thermal design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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