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Organically grown microgrids: Development of a solar neighborhood microgrid concept for off-grid communities

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2 Author(s)
Unger, K. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada ; Kazerani, M.

This paper reports on the development of a solar neighborhood microgrid concept for remote communities. It demonstrates some of the technologies that need to be incorporated into the microgrids formed from cellular-enabled solar home systems. The research covers the development of the specifications required for such a product as well as the DC/DC converter that emerges from those specifications. The paper presents a power sharing algorithm to control voltage at a common connection point and an algorithm for allowing multiple controllers to control the voltage at a common point of coupling.

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IECON 2012 - 38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

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25-28 Oct. 2012

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