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Publication Citation: Advanced Power Conditioning System Technologies for High-Megawatt Fuel Cell Power Plants

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Author(s): Allen R. Hefner Jr;
Title: Advanced Power Conditioning System Technologies for High-Megawatt Fuel Cell Power Plants
Published: July 01, 2008
Abstract: High-megawatt Power Conditioning Systems (PCSs) are required to convert the low-voltage produced by fuel cell modules in central station scale plants to the very much higher voltage levels required for delivery to the grid. As part of a NIST/DOE Interagency Agreement, advanced PCS architectures, circuit topologies, and component technologies are being eval((uated to identify technologies requiring development to meet the fuel cell power plant PCS cost goals of $40-$100/kW. In addition, several industry, government, and university programs are being initiated to, in part, support these fuel cell power plant PCS goals.
Conference: 2008 IEEE Power Engineering Society
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES) General Meeting
Pages: 2 pp.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Dates: July 20-24, 2008
Keywords: SECA, Fuel Cell, Power Conditioning System
Research Areas: Semiconductors
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