Chapter 15

IGBT Applications

Renewable Energy

Abstract

Power conditioning is required for the energy generated from all renewable power sources. The insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is used in the inverters for producing well-regulated 50/60 Hz AC power to the grid. The circuits used for the transmission of power from hydroelectric power plants are described first in this chapter. The IGBT is utilized for all solar-inverters that convert the DC power produced by the photovoltaic panels into the AC power delivered to the residence or the grid. A variety of inverter designs that use IGBTs are covered here. The variable frequency output produced by wind power generation is converted to AC power delivered to the grid using IGBT-based inverters. ...

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