Interface for Renewables & Storage

HomeEnergyInterface for Renewables & Storage

Project overview: Develop a new electronics-based interface for connecting renewable electricity sources and battery storage with the utility grid. This novel interface has 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 also provides ancillary services and control flexibility to maintain grid stability as more wind and solar power join the mix.

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


This project is 1 of 4 projects supported by IonE’s Renewable Electricity for Minnesota’s Future grant program from August, 2015 to February, 2020.

To view the Final Program Presentation, click here.

To view the Final Program Report, click here.