A Review of GaN based Inverters for Integration of Renewables with the Grid

Jeyaram Durga Manian Deivanayagam, Anushree Ramanath, Ned Mohan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Increasing demand for electricity urges rapid development of renewable energy integration methods. The main candidates in this area, photovoltaics and wind energy systems enforce crucial requirements like high efficiency, low losses, high power density, fast switching and reliable semiconductor devices in order to facilitate enhanced system performance. With the advent of GaN based devices and the increasing trend of their usage, incorporation of such Wide-Band Gap devices has proven to be extremely advantageous. Combining these ideas, GaN based inverters for renewable energy integration applications has been a hot research topic. However, the collection of all possible topologies with necessary performance criteria evaluated is not readily accessible. This paper provides a review of GaN based inverters with possible topologies and applications, along with the evaluation of key performance metrics specifically for renewable energy integration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 National Power Electronics Conference, NPEC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728144283
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019
Event2019 National Power Electronics Conference, NPEC 2019 - Tiruchirappalli, India
Duration: Dec 13 2019Dec 15 2019

Publication series

Name2019 National Power Electronics Conference, NPEC 2019

Conference

Conference2019 National Power Electronics Conference, NPEC 2019
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityTiruchirappalli
Period12/13/1912/15/19

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Gallium Nitride (GaN)
  • Wide-Band Gap (WBG) devices
  • integration
  • inverter
  • renewables

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'A Review of GaN based Inverters for Integration of Renewables with the Grid'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this