Document Type : Research Paper


Electrical Engineering Department, Collage of Engineering, University of Mosul


The spread of distributed power stations, especially small power stations that use renewable energy sources, as well as the connection of a large number of distributed power stations to the network led to the necessity of making some changes in the electrical distribution system. Therefore, the Solid State Transformer (SST) has recently emerged as a suitable alternative to the traditional transformer. SST is characterized by its small size and weight, and   as the possibility of controlling the direction and amount of power flow, improving the quality of power, the possibility of controlling voltage, compensating reactive power and other advantages that are not available in the traditional transformer that can be of paramount importance to the development of the power system. This paper reviews solid state transformers in terms of their components, working method, mathematical analysis, design steps, and control process. ANSYS Maxwell 3D software was used to design and model the high frequency isolation transformer and a working model of the core-type high frequency isolation transformer was presented. It was found through the results of the study and analysis of the solid-state transformer that it would be a suitable alternative to the traditional transformer that works at high frequencies.


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