MetaPV is the world’s first project to show on a large scale and in historically grown distribution networks how photovoltaics can support the grid actively. It shows that intelligent control of photovoltaic inverters can increase the capacity of a network for hosting distributed generation by 50%. This is possible at less than 10% of the costs of classical grid reinforcement. The report provides caveats, guidelines and recommendations on how this can be done in practice.

Tags: Rapid Control Prototyping, BESS, Photovoltaic Interface, Energy Management, Power Quality, Battery Interface, Grid Interface, Renewable Energy, Energy Storage

Posted on 2015-02-02

A large scale unique energy storage test bed was realized at Newcastle University - storing energy from the local grid and testing innovative new technologies such as super-capacitors and long life, high performance batteries. Triphase provided all power interfaces, control units, communication busses and supercapacitor units

Tags: Energy Storage, Supercapacitors, Rapid Control Prototyping, Power Quality, Automotive, Grid Interface, Energy Management, Battery Testing

Posted on 2015-01-05

A 180 kW battery tester/emulator was realised for Flanders Drive. It offers 2 channels with up to 1000V or up to 1000 A. It is completely programmable with datalogging and can be used in combination with climate chambers.

Tags: PHIL, Rapid Control Prototyping, Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Battery Testing, Battery Emulation

Posted on 2012-01-10

A DFIG test bench setup was realized for University of Valencia, Spain. Triphase provided all power interfaces, measurements and basic control software. The system was delivered ready-to-use i.e. to start experimenting with algorithms out of the box.

Tags: Renewable Energy, Motor Test Bench, Motor Control, Rapid Control Prototyping, DFIG

Posted on 2015-07-01

A flexible E-machine test bench was realized for Advanced Electromagnetics. The bench allows different motor types to be set up and controlled. Energy is recirculated over the DC bus to minimize energy consumption. Additional voltage and current measurements and Digital and analog IO is provided to connect additional sensors such as torque, temperature etc. This allows the test engineers to log all data in a single, synchronized datalogger.

Tags: Motor Test Bench, Electric Vehicle, Rapid Control Prototyping, Motor Control, Automotive

Posted on 2011-08-01

For its ongoing research, the University of Nottingham required a high-performance, bidirectional 3 phase AC voltage source with excellent transient response and possibility to create a 0-100 Hz signal and add independent, controlled harmonics with frequencies up to 850 Hz.

Tags: PHIL, Rapid Control Prototyping, DC Microgrid, AC Microgrid, HVDC

Posted on 2014-02-03

This article introduces the Triphase Virtual Circuit Control method. This is an intuitive approach to power electronics control whereby semiconductor half bridges are used to mimic the behaviour of passive components. As such, the physical circuit is transformed into a "virtual circuit" that is much easier tomanipulate. The Triphase High-Performance Control (HPC) software library provides implementations of this method for various converter topologies.

Tags: Simulink, HPC, Rapid Control Prototyping, Motor Control, Virtual Circuit

Posted on 2015-09-11

Profensto is a research project  with the objective of reducing the total cost of ownership of weaving looms, a prevalent and historic industry within Belgium, by adding energy storage components.  The Triphase equipment was key for demonstrating one of their electrical storage concepts.

Tags: Rapid Control Prototyping, Energy Management

Posted on 2018-08-09