Comparison of DC-DC converter topologies for offshore wind-farm application

Y. Zhou*, D. E. Macpherson, W. Blewitt, D. Jovcic

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Abstract

This paper compares six DC/DC converter topologies for offshore wind HVDC applications. The topologies include five conventional transformer based topologies and one novel transformerless topology. Detailed models of the DC/DC converters are simulated using PLECS, and the component stress, component count and losses are presented. The overall performance of each topology is evaluated based on the simulated results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, PEMD 2012
Number of pages6
Volume2012
Edition592 CP
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2012
Event6th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, PEMD 2012 - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Mar 201229 Mar 2012

Conference

Conference6th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, PEMD 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period27/03/1229/03/12

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Keywords

  • DC-DC converter
  • GCT
  • Offshore HVDC
  • Thyristor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Zhou, Y., Macpherson, D. E., Blewitt, W., & Jovcic, D. (2012). Comparison of DC-DC converter topologies for offshore wind-farm application. In 6th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, PEMD 2012 (592 CP ed., Vol. 2012). [12772896] https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2012.0196