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The Clemson HIL Grid Simulator allows wind turbine generator manufacturers to test both mechanical and electrical characteristics of their machines in a well-controlled and calibrated environment. This electrical grid simulation system and method combines components to better mimic and control expected and unexpected parameters in an electrical grid. The invention provides grid simulation in a manner to allow improved testing of variable power generators, such as wind turbines, and their operation once interconnected with a medium-voltage grid in multiple countries.

Applications:

Wind Energy, Large Solar Energy, Microgrid Technologies, Utility Scale Energy Storage

Advantages:

  • Improved efficiency over field testing
  • More flexible testing environment
  • Multiple devices possible

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Technology Overview

Category

Sustainable Energy

CURF Reference No.

2012-091

Inventors

John Fox, Nicholas Rigas, and Randy Collins

Protection Status

Patent application filed

Licensing Status

Available for licensing


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Andy Bluvas

Technology Commercialization Officer bluvasa@clemson.edu

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