Integration of Distributed Technologies - Standard Power Electronic Interfaces
Distributed technologies are slated to represent a substantial portion of future additions in power generation capacity. Modern distributed generation technologies such as microturbines, fuel cells, wind turbines and photovoltaic systems invariably employ several power electronic converters such as rectifiers and inverters in them in order to provide utility grade ac power. The cost of power electronic systems represent a substantial portion of overall installation costs. This has been due to the complexity of the engineering and realization of power electronics system packaging.