segunda-feira, 4 de agosto de 2014
Solid-State-Transformers: Key Components of Future Traction and Smart Grid Systems Johann W. Kolar Gabriel Ortiz Power Electronic Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Solid-State-Transformers: Key Components of Future Traction and Smart Grid Systems Johann W. Kolar Gabriel Ortiz Power Electronic Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Enertronics GmbH, Switzerland Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract —The efficient supply of electric power relies strongly on the selection of suitable voltage levels for different sections of the energy distribution system. When higher levels of power are required, a medium-voltage level in the tens of kilovolts range is typically selected. In accordance to current trends in energy conversion, the supply of power must fulfil several functionality requirements among which high power-quality and access to a low-voltage DC interface can be highlighted. Moreover, low energy losses, high power-density, low failure rate and low total cost of ownership remain as major research challenges. Solid-state-transformers (SSTs) comply with these functionality requirements as well as with the demanded high performance levels while directly connecting to medium-voltage.