Keywords: dispersed generation, microturbines, induction generators, virtual test bed, VTB, power electronics, co-generation, distributed generation, solar energy, solar power, fuel cells, wind power, wind energy
Power electronics for distributed and co-generation
Distributed and Co-Generation has great growth potential, as the world is becoming more energy dependent and energy demanding. Distributed and Co-Generation creates alternative solutions to serve the growing energy market. In this paper, a comprehensive review of the different sources of distributed power is discussed including the main sources of the dispersed generation such as solar energy, fuel cell, microturbine, and wind energy, the application of the power electronics in distributed generation and co-generation, and the different kinds of modulation and their applications in AC-DC and DC-AC conversion for distributed generation.