Comparison of Advanced Charge Strategies for Modular Cascaded Battery Chargers

Nicolas T. D. Fernandes, Anderson Rocha, Danilo Brandao, Braz C. Filho
2021 Energies  
Although the literature extensively covers the development of battery chargers control strategies, a comparison of these strategies remains a literary gap. The inherent conditions (i.e., State of Health and State of Charge) of each unit in the Battery Energy Storage Systems directly influence the charger control techniques for extending battery lifetime, which makes modular battery chargers an appealing topology for this analysis. This work groups charger control strategies presented in the
more » ... rature into two: Adapted SoC strategies, directly linked to the field of overstress management, and SoH strategies, which are directly linked to the field of wear-out management. The methodology for comparing the control strategies encompasses battery lifetime, charger, and photovoltaic plant models. Three distinct cases were simulated using real measure data from a solar power plant and a battery model provided by MathWorks®. The results evidence that the Capacity Fade and Energy Throughput strongly depend on the strategy. The controller action evidences the previous statement, as the strategies have different goals that are related to each field. Furthermore, this work analyses the effect of the estimation process in the action of the controller.
doi:10.3390/en14123361 fatcat:utwsxredlfd2jpbvxsrxxtey7u