Battery inverter experimental data

The increase in power electronic based generation sources require accurate modeling of inverters. Accurate modeling requires experimental data over wider operation range. We used 30 kW off-the-shelf grid following battery inverter in the experiments. We used controllable AC supply and controllable DC supply to emulate AC and DC side characteristics. The experiments were performed at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility. Inverter is tested under 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% load conditions. In the first dataset, for each operating condition, controllable AC source voltage is varied from 0.9 to 1.1 per unit (p.u) with a step value of 0.025 p.u while keeping the frequency at 60 Hz. In the second dataset, under similar load conditions (100%, 75%, 50%, 25% ), the frequency of the controllable AC source voltage was varied from 59 Hz to 61 Hz with a step value of 0.2 Hz. Voltage and frequency range is chosen based on inverter protection. Voltages and currents on DC and AC side are included in the dataset.
2 Data Resources
Name Size Type Resource Description History
Voltage step change 2.66 GB Data This file contains the experimental data from voltage magnitude step change (controllable AC source).
Frequency change 1.6 GB Data This file contains the dataset for changes in frequency (controllable AC source)
Author Information
Kumaraguru Prabakar, Power Systems Engineering, ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2962-0743
Subhankar Ganguly, Energy Systems Integration Facility
Yaswanth Nag Velaga, Power Systems Engineering, ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0555-5825
Deepthi Vaidhynathan, Computational Science, ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7990-8887
Cite This Dataset
Prabakar, Kumaraguru; Ganguly, Subhankar; Velaga, Yaswanth Nag; Vaidhynathan, Deepthi (2023): Battery inverter experimental data. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 10.7799/1908195
About This Dataset
DOE Project
Scalable Multi-Timescale Analysis Platform Based on System Transient and Dynamic Models
Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF)
High Performance Computing Center (HPC)
Funding Organization
Department of Energy (DOE)
Sponsoring Organization
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Research Areas
Computational Science
Energy Systems Integration
Grid Modernization
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