Diversified Technologies has introduced a new micro-grid power distribution system for the simple integration of solar power generators by transmitting DC power along a cable which is suitable for up to 1 Megawatt power transfer. The ‘PowerMod’ Micro-Grid Power Distribution System features direct solid-state switching and includes a DC power supply, DC cable and down converter for providing AC or DC power at the load end point. According to the firm, this new power distribution system offers a link cost as low as US$1.00 per watt, depending upon configuration.
Eliminating the limits of AC point-to-point installation, a generator or load can be placed any-where along the cable which is suitable for up to 1 Megawatt power transfer from renewable energy sources.
DTI's universal high frequency power converter architecture can be used for a wide range of applications requiring AC-to-DC and DC-to-DC power conversion. The higher control bandwidth provided by high frequency switching allows the output power to be highly regulated into nonlinear and transient loads. This technology can also be applied to variable frequency power converters. The system can provide a constant 10 kV DC transmission at up to hundreds of kilometers for wind turbines and solar power generators, the PowerMod Micro-Grid Power Distribution System uses PowerMod High Voltage Solid-State Switch Modules that provide over 1-million hour predicted reliability per MIL-HDBK-217F.
Micro-grid power distribution suitable for up to 1 Megawatt power transfer.
The PowerMod Micro-Grid Power Distribution System employs direct solid-state switching. Included is a DC power supply, DC cable and down converter that enables AC or DC power at the load end point.