Solar DC power for Residential and Business Sectors

Relevant Course: Power Systems 

Relevant Department : Electrical Engineering

Relevant Semester : 3rd / 4th Year 

Pre-requisite :Knowledge of Power Electronics is Preferable

Course Description & Outline :

  • L1: Introduction - Revisiting DC
    • Are we pushing the world backwards with DC Power?
    • War of Current: DC Vs AC Power
    • HVDC Breaks-in
    • DC Appliances enter home: Electronics, Lighting and Displays
    • DC Motors and fans
    • The Magic of Power Electronics ICs
    • Has time come to switch back to DC Power Lines at homes?
  • L2: DC powering for appliances
    • Appliances: TVs, Lighting, Microwave Ovens
    • A shift toward DC-powered appliances
    • Motors: concept, classification and characteristics
    • New Generation Motors
    • VFD and Speed Control
  • L3: Direct DC power from Solar PV
    • Introduction to Solar PV
    • PV characteristics, types
    • Solar Modules
    • Decentralized Solar roof-Tops
  • L4: Introduction to Batteries
    • Performance Parameters
    • SoC and SoH Monitoring
    • Broad classification
    • Types and Comparisons
    • Charging Methods
  • L5: Inverterless & Uninterrupted DC Power
    • Requirements for residential sector
    • Power cuts and Solutions
    • Decentralized Solar solutions
    • UDC Innovation
    • DC Power Line at Homes
    • Creating Market PULL for Solar and other Renewable sources

Schedule for Lecture Delivery:

Session 1 : 10- Mar- 2017 (10 - 12 noon)

Session 2 : 17- Mar- 2017 (10 - 12 noon)

Session 3 : 27- Mar- 2017 (10 - 12 noon)

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Introduction

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DC powering for appliances

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Solar Cell, Maximum Power Point Variation, Solar PV Panels and Cells, Series Parallel Combination of Solar Cells, Mismatch Effects

Typical Economics as Solar PV costs tumbles, Solar Cell Parameters, Maximum Power Point Variation

Batteries, Battery Performance Parameters, Battery Costs, Battery Status.

Self Discharge of Battery, Secondary Use of Batteries, Battery Swapping

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Direct DC power from Solar PV

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Inverterless and Uninterrupted DC Power

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Power for Indian homes : Dilemmas, Low ability to pay and low power consumption, How are inverters at home, Will roof top solar PV help, Decentralised Solar Power at home.

Decntralised Solar AC system, Invertless: Solar DC battery backup

UDC Innovation, DC Power line at home, Creating Market Pull.

Solar without mains and battery, Assumption 

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