Test Platform for Photovoltaic Systems with Integrated Battery Energy Storage Applications

Sergiu Spataru, Joäo Pedro Rodrigues Martins, Daniel-Ioan Stroe, Dezso Sera

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Abstract

We present a hybrid simulation and a real-time test platform for developing control systems for photovoltaic (PV) inverters with integrated battery energy storage (BES). The platform consists of a dual-stage single-phase PV inverter system, DC coupled with a full-bridge grid connected inverter, which emulates the charge regulator and battery bank. The real-time control of the two power electronic converters is implemented in a Simulink/dSpace platform, together with the real-time simulation model of the battery pack. The input power can be provided by either a high performance PV emulator or by a physical PV array. The platform enables real-time testing of PV+BES control systems and energy management systems (EMS), for a variety of battery technologies, which can be modelled in detail and emulated by the full-bridge grid connected inverter. Such flexibility is difficult to achieve with real BES systems, due to electrical safety and cost constrains of high power charge regulators and battery packs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) (A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC)
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication dateJun 2018
Pages0638-0643
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-8530-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-8529-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Event7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion - Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 201815 Jun 2018
http://www.wcpec7.org/WCPEC-7/

Conference

Conference7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
LocationHilton Waikoloa Village
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa
Period10/06/201815/06/2018
Internet address
SeriesI E E E Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Conference Record
ISSN0160-8371

Keywords

  • Battery Emulator
  • Energy storage
  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Test equipment

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    Project: Research

  • Cite this

    Spataru, S., Martins, J. P. R., Stroe, D-I., & Sera, D. (2018). Test Platform for Photovoltaic Systems with Integrated Battery Energy Storage Applications. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) (A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC) (pp. 0638-0643). IEEE Press. I E E E Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Conference Record https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8548122