Distributed Energy Interface
Dr. Leon M. Tolbert
Renewable energy resources, such as solar cells, wind mills, fuel cells,
are playing a more and more important role in power energy systems.
This project is to develop the power electronics based interfaces between these
distributed energy resources and power grid. The interfaces control the power
flow between energy resources and power grid, conduct the optimal operation of the energy
resources, and communicate with the control center to realize remote control and operation.
Related publications and presentations
B. Ozpineci, Z. Du, L. M. Tolbert, D. J. Adams, D. Collins,
“Integrating Multiple Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Modules,”
IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference,
November 2-6, 2003, Roanoke Virginia.
L. M. Tolbert, F. Z. Peng,
"Multilevel Converters as a Utility Interface for Renewable Energy Systems,"
IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting,
July 15-20, 2000, Seattle, Washington, pp. 1271-1274.