Paper: WRE-2016-01

eWRE project: Overview and proposed modules

Authors: Rico-Secades, Manuel  (; Calleja-Rodriguez, Antonio Javier (; Quintana-Barcia, P.J. (

Abstract: A scale size educational workbench is proposed in this work to evaluate and to test power modules and control strategies on smart grids powered by renewable energies.
This educational workbench for renewable energy (eWRE) is based on three power buses: a low voltage DC bus (24 V), a scale 10:1 high voltage DC bus (48 V simulating 480 V) and, finally, a scale 10:1 single phase AC grid (23 Vrms / 50 Hz simulating 230 Vrms /50 Hz).  Different eWRE modules have been proposed in order to test different renewable energy projects over a real-scale prototype. This is an educational project running with the participation of engineering students (power electronics and renewable energies topics) from EPI-Gijon (Spain).

Status: Accepted

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Date: July 2016

Issue: 4

Keywords: Renewable energy, energy efficiency, power electronics, smart grid, Smart cities, engineering education.

Language: Spanish

Manuel Rico Secades,
Sep 17, 2015, 8:39 AM