Low Voltage DC Microgrids

Microgrids are small-scale power subsystems that include distributed energy generations, energy storages, and local loads.

Compared to alternating current (AC) power systems, direct current (DC) power systems has the advantages of simpler control, higher reliability and efficiency. It has great potential to increase the energy efficiency and security, and contribute to one of the UK industrial strategy priority areas “Cheap and Clean Energy”.

This research will work together with industrial partners to address the challenge of achieving plug-and-play low voltage DC microgrids, and apply the technology for building and industrial applications.