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

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Author(s): Allen R. Hefner Jr;
Title: Power Conditioning System Technologies for High-Megawatt Fuel Cell Plants
Published: August 07, 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 evaluated 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: 9th Annual Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Workshop
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 9th Annual Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Workshop
Pages: 2 pp.
Location: washington D.C., DC
Dates: August 5-7, 2008
Research Areas: Semiconductors, Electric Power Metrology
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