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Bio-diesel fed solar excited synchronous generator

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Journal of Green Engineering

Source : Journal of Green Engineering (2020)

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Campus : Bengaluru

School : School of Engineering

Department : Electrical and Electronics

Year : 2020

Abstract : As the electricity demand is increasing exponentially, generating enormous electricity from various power plants such as diesel, thermal, etc., is very much essential. The synchronous generator (SG)-diesel engine-based power plant which use the fossil fuel and coal as a source material is commercially used in power plants. These source materials and the operation of diesel engine are the main cause of emission of greenhouse gases. In order to have the green power generation from SG based power plant, this paper proposes the Bio-Diesel fed Solar Excited Synchronous Generator (BDfSESG). This green plant is formed by replacing the conventional diesel engine into biodiesel engine and DC exciter of SG by DC-DC converter tied solar array with the battery backup system. The proposed green power plant can be utilized for many applications, this paper focuses on the green electricity generation for the induction motor load applied in sugar industry. The biodiesel can be produced with the help of wastages from the sugar industry. Hence this makes the power plant cost effective. In addition, the surplus power has been injected to the grid according to the requirement. Total Harmonics Distortion (THD) analysis has been done at grid and Point of common coupling (PCC) respectively. A simulation has been done in MATLAB(SIMULINK) and the results have been discussed and analyzed.

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. K. Deepa, Mahalakshmi, R., and Reddy, S., “Bio-diesel fed solar excited synchronous generator”, Journal of Green Engineering, 2020.

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