An overview of low voltage DC distribution systems for residential applications

Enrique Rodriguez-Diaz*, Mehdi Savaghebi, Juan C. Vasquez, Josep M. Guerrero

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Abstract

The concept of a microgrid has drawn the interest of research community in recent years. The most interesting aspects are the integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage systems at the consumption level, aiming to increase power quality, reliability and efficiency. On top of this, the increasing of DC-based loads has re-open the discussion of DC vs AC distribution systems. As a consequence a lot of research has been done on DC distribution systems and its potential for residential applications. This paper presents an overview of the LVDC distribution systems used in residential applications. Several publications that study the potential energy savings and overall advantages of the LVDC distribution systems are analysed. Different power architectures and topologies are discussed. The existing demonstration facilities where LVDC distribution systems have been implemented are also shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin, ICCE-Berlin 2015
EditorsJose Maria Flores-Arias, Stefan Mozar, Dietmar Hepper, Milan Z. Bjelica, Hans L. Cycon
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2015
Pages318-322
Article number7391268
ISBN (Electronic)9781479987481
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin, ICCE-Berlin 2015 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 6. Sep 20159. Sep 2015

Conference

Conference5th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin, ICCE-Berlin 2015
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period06/09/201509/09/2015
SponsorHarman, VDE - Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies

Keywords

  • DC homes
  • DC Microgrid
  • LVDC
  • Smart homes

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