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Active Balancing Power Converters for Photovoltaic Energy Systems

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 626117

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    6 November 2014

  • End date

    5 November 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 166 336,20

  • EU contribution

    € 166 336,20

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Spain

Objective

The project is within the framework of power electronics applications for photovoltaic (PV) energy systems, which play a key role in the generation and storage of carbon-free energy.

The main objective of the project is the development of new, smart PV modules, enhanced thanks to the intelligent use
of power electronics devices. These power electronics devices replace bypass diodes and allow differential power processing between submodules (or substrings) in order to mitigate mismatch effects due to partial shading, soiling, temperature gradients, manufacturing tolerances and ageing. As a result, the proposed smart PV modules will be virtually immune to mismatch and will be able to operate during more years. This will increase the energy yield of PV systems, while decreasing cost and easing the operation of downstream power electronics.

The proposal focuses (i) on the development of a comprehensive cell-level simulation tool for the prediction and evaluation of the advantages of the new PV modules and their optimal design, and (ii), on the high-power density realization of the power electronic devices, considering the results of objective (i).
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Address

Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 166 336,20

Administrative Contact

Rosa Solà-Alberich (Dr.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 626117

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    6 November 2014

  • End date

    5 November 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 166 336,20

  • EU contribution

    € 166 336,20

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Spain