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Expandable hybrid systems for multi-user mini-grids

Abstract : Village electrification represents a high potential market for hybrid power systems. Many stand-alone diesel units are powering mini-grids all around the world and could be retrofitted with renewable power generators and battery storage units. Small hybrid power systems have proven to be a cost-effective solution for powering single user applications. However, in the case of multi-user mini-grids, there is a need for new research developments in order to achieve higher system sustainability. Within the frame of the EU funded project “Mini-Grid Kit”, innovative solutions are presented concerning energy and demand management systems. The new concepts are integrated in two modular hybrid power plant products, the centralised DC-bus system TApS-Centralita from the company Trama Tecnoambiental S.L. and the distributed AC-bus system Sunny Island and Sunny Boy family from the company SMA Regelsysteme GmbH.
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Michel Vandenbergh, Sascha Beverungen, Britta Buchholz, Hervé Colin, Nipon Ketjoy, et al.. Expandable hybrid systems for multi-user mini-grids. Peter Zacharias. Use of Electronic-Based Power Conversion for Distributed and Renewable Energy Sources, chap.7 : Microgrids and Hybrid Systems, ISET, Pages 311-320 - http://www.re.e-technik.uni-kassel.de/php/publications_detail.php?language=en&id=6&s, 2008. ⟨hal-00505311⟩

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