Office: PERI Lab,Room No. CL: 102 C,

Old Core Lab, Department Of Electrical Engineering, 

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208016

Tel (Lab): (91) 512 259 6467/7805

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With significant changes in the energy paradigms in many countries, India is now propelling towards the usage of clean renewables (eg. wind turbines and photovoltaics) in place of fossil-based resources.

Increasing interconnection of these renewable sources and storage, require advanced control of power systems. Power electronics will be a significant area, changing the character of renewable energies in power generation. 

The PERI Lab was founded with the goal of researching the power electronics technology that will help the nation meet the demands of reliable and environmental-friendly electricity generation from Renewable Energy Systems. As a part of the department of Electrical Engineering in Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, the ground work for PERI Lab began in January 2014 with Dr. Sandeep Anand, who is a faculty member in the department of Electrical Engineering, as its advisor. Since then there have been more than 50 students and employees who have been associated with the PERI Lab.

Equipped with advanced electrical equipments that facilitate research and development in the field of power electronics, the lab has drawn considerable sponsors and collaborators. To name a few - Dept. Of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India; Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation Of India (ALIMCO); National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), Emerson Network Power, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Some of the key projects, wherein PERI Lab has contributed are Solar inverters for the Smart City Projects by the Ministry of Power, Govt. Of India; Prototype development & control of Microgrids in association with Indo-UK Center for Education and Research in Clean Energy; Secondary Controller design & validation on controller-in-loop with Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF).

MICROGRIDS

* Modelling and power management control of AC and DC Microgrids

* Cooperative based distributed secondary controllers

HIGH RELIABILITY

* Accelerated ageing methods for Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors (AECs) and Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs)

* Non invasive techniques for health moniring of AEC and IGBT in power electronic converters

SOLAR INVERTERS & GAN BASED CONVERTERS

* Circuit topologies for DC-AC conversion

* Leakage current minimization and power decoupling

* Control for effective utilization of solar inverter with storage integration

* High density dc-dc converters

* High efficiency GaN based inverters

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The PERI Lab boasts state-of-the-art technology which facilitate implementation, testing and validation of new ideas / controllers / circuits in the area of power electronics :

30kVA regenerative grid emulator with suitable dc sources, for testing of grid interactive products such as solar inverters, UPS, etc
Controller Hardware in loop testing (in collaboration with other facilities at IITK) for various power electronic and microgrid applications
Solar PV panels and solar emulators for validating solar power processing units
Frequency response analyzer, power quality analyzer, high precision multi-meters, data logging instruments to enable most of the measurements for power electronic circuits / products
Soldering rework station and support from various manufacturing facilities at IITK to meet the requirements of prototype development
Oscilloscopes with isolated voltage and current probes from various leading brands, for accurate measurements of voltage and current waveforms.
Test bed setup for DC Microgrid, for quick validation of primary, secondary and DMS controllers
Setup for conducting research on reliability of power electronic circuits
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