Case Studies

A Renewable Home Grid

SYNDEM converters are adopted to power a smart home in Texas. The home grid consists of four solar inverters, one wind inverter, and one converter for grid integration. All the inverters are storage ready and the home grid can be connected to the grid or islanded from the grid.

Main features:

  • 12 kW rooftop solar panels
  • one 3 kW wind turbine
  • 22 kWh battery storage
  • autonomous voltage and frequency regulation
  • islanding detection and automatic disconnection from the utility grid
  • automatic synchronization/connection when the utility grid appears

100% Power-Electronic-Converters-based Eight-node Microgrid at Texas Tech University

Using eight SYNDEM Smart Grid Research and Educational Kits, the Dynamic Intelligent Systems, Control and Optimization (DISCO) Group at Texas Tech University has built up a 100% power-electronic-converters-based microgrid.

Main features:

  • Eight kits are coupled together on the AC side to form an AC bus
  • One wind simulator (motor-generator set)
  • One set of solar panels
  • One diesel generator
  • One battery pack
  • Two nodes of loads
  • Two nodes for connection to the utility grid