1 Department of Energy Technology, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN2 Power Electronic Systems, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN3 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), Aalborg University, VBN4 Technical University og Catalonia
In this paper a five-level Multi-Clamped Multilevel Converter (5L-MLC2) topology is analyzed based on a typical grid integration application for renewable energy generation system. The loss and thermal distribution of the power devices in different switching legs are investigated and illustrated under rated operation. Afterwards, a loss and efficiency evaluation method is proposed and applied which takes into account various reactive power operation boundaries regulated by the grid codes. It is concluded that the 5L-MLC2 multilevel topology shows a good and consistent efficiency characteristic under different output active powers when complying with the active/reactive power operation range regulated by e.g. the German grid codes.
Proceedings of the Fourth Ieee Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Ecce 2012, 2012, p. 1774-1781
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