Interface for Renewables & Storage

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The project team will develop a new electronics-based interface for connecting renewable electricity sources and battery storage with the utility grid. This novel interface will have the flexibility to operate at low voltages for community-scale plants but can be scaled up to accommodate higher voltage and power levels. The interface could also provide ancillary services and control flexibility to maintain grid stability as more wind and solar power join the mix. This project is supported by IonE’s Renewable Electricity for Minnesota’s Future grant program.

Read the grant proposal.

Project Leads

  • Ned Mohan, professor, College of Science & Engineering
  • William Robbins, professor, College of Science & Engineering
  • Murti Salapaka,professor, College of Science & Engineering
  • Peter Seiler, assistant professor, College of Science & Engineering and IonE fellow
  • Sairaj Dhople, assistant professor, College of Science & Engineering

Project Partners

  • Analog Power Devices, Inc.
  • Cummins Power Generation
  • U.S. Naval Academy