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Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) for PV Inverter Design

Posted by Giovanni Manchia on Apr 3, 2024 9:06:03 AM

Topics: Case Study, Grid Modernization

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Have you ever wondered how engineers test and perfect the control systems behind photovoltaic inverters? This blog article, written by the Chief Technology Officer at Fimer S.p.A. dives into the world of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) systems, a powerful tool that creates a safe and controlled environment to simulate real-world scenarios for inverter control boards. HIL systems not only accelerate development cycles but also ensure the robustness and reliability of these critical components. Read the blog article below to learn how HIL systems are used to test everything from normal operations to extreme grid conditions, ultimately contributing to the success of the final product.

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Power System Stability Research with HIL at the University of Trieste

Posted by Debora Santo on Mar 25, 2024 12:07:37 PM

Topics: Grid Modernization


This blog article explores the research of Prof. Daniele Bosich from the University of Trieste in Italy, focusing on his group’s work on DC system stability using Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation. It delves into the challenges, solutions, and advantages of using Typhoon HIL for research, education, and industry collaboration in power systems. 

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IHI Terrasun uses Typhoon HIL to Deploy Energy Storage Systems Safely and Efficiently

Posted by Lisa Cohn and Jared Spence on Jan 17, 2024 11:00:00 AM

Topics: BESS, Case Study, Grid Modernization

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In this blog article, learn how IHI Terrasun, a battery and inverter agnostic battery energy storage system (BESS) integrator, uses Typhoon HIL's C-HIL solutions to test and ensure seamless integration of their energy storage systems before deployment. This proactive testing minimizes risks, accelerates commissioning, and ensures consistency, boosting customer confidence and project efficiency. Furthermore, IHI Terrasun's expertise contributes to the development of the IEEE2800 standard for energy storage, giving project developers an edge in meeting future requirements. Read the blog article to learn more.

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Power System Protection Testing with HIL

Posted by Debora Santo on Jan 10, 2024 11:09:54 AM

Topics: Case Study, Grid Modernization, Power System Protection


This blog article delves into the world of power system protection testing using Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation, as presented by Prof. Adriano Peres de Morais from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) in Brazil. Prof. Adriano, a leading researcher in power system protection and an advocate for HIL technology, shares his insights and experiences using Typhoon HIL in his research and teaching activities. 

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Performance Testing Hybrid Battery Controls with HIL

Posted by Sergio Costa on Nov 29, 2023 10:42:46 AM

Topics: BESS, Project Update, Grid Modernization

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Ensuring safe and optimized operation of novel hybrid battery technologies is difficult, particularly when developing a first demonstration prototype. This blog shows how a digital twin model of the integrated Amorphous Organic Redox-Flow Battery (AORFB) and Lithium Titanate (LTO) battery container in the HYBRIS project is used to develop and train Energy Management System (EMS) controls considering real site conditions.


This blog was written as part of the European Union’s H2020 HYBRIS project (GA No. 963652). For more information on the project, please visit the HYBRIS website

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Validate EV Charging Protocols for Energy Management Systems with HIL

Posted by Debora Santo on Aug 16, 2023 11:04:23 AM

Topics: e-Mobility, HIL Technology, Grid Modernization

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In recent years, national economies worldwide have been constructing efforts to make their development more sustainable, which involves the electrification of transport. In the process of developing safe and cost-effective charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), validation of charging communication protocols will play a key role. We reached out to CERTI Foundation to learn more about their recent project successes and ongoing developments in the e-Mobility space and discuss how HIL design, testing, and validation has accelerated the time to market for their solutions. 

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Evolving Role of Distributed Energy Demands Advanced Testing

Posted by Lisa Cohn on Jul 26, 2023 11:22:46 AM

Topics: Technology Article, Grid Modernization

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Thanks to technological advancements and economic trends, demand for sustainable energy and energy resilience in homes has risen significantly over the past decade. An increasing number of homeowners have acquired distributed energy resources (DERs) such as solar power and energy storage. The move to residential DERs represents a profound shift in how energy resources are viewed and managed. In this blog article, learn how you can address the challenges of the rising integration of distributed energy resources and big loads like EV charging in the grid with HIL testing. 

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SUPPLIER and Typhoon HIL Integration for P-HIL Simulation

Posted by Luiz Henrique Meneghetti on Apr 26, 2023 11:00:00 AM

Topics: Case Study, Grid Modernization

SUPPLIER and Typhoon HIL Integration for P-HIL Simulation

In this blog, see how Typhoon HIL and SUPPLIER devices integrate to form a complete P-HIL (Power Hardware in the Loop) testbed solution for real-time control testing of microgrids. 

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Revolutionizing Ships and Ports: The Rise of Renewable Microgrids

Posted by Debora Santo on Feb 22, 2023 12:24:57 PM

Topics: Technology Article, Grid Modernization

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In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on making marine power systems more energy efficient and green. One way to achieve this is through hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing, a technique that allows engineers to validate control algorithms for optimization of efficient energy use and that supports the integration of various distributed energy resources (DERs) into a well-functioning whole. Read this blog to learn more from our demonstrations on how the challenges of making greener marine microgrids can be addressed with digital twins and HIL real-time simulation.

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Solving the DER communication problem with HIL Compatible and MBSE

Posted by Aleksandar Kavgic on Feb 1, 2023 12:55:06 PM

Topics: Technology Article, Grid Modernization

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Communication is often an afterthought when designing or deploying new distributed energy resource (DER) projects. In practice, though, these communication issues can make or break integration projects when deployed to the energy grid. See how HIL Compatible devices together with model-based system engineering (MBSE) can be used to safely validate communication and control issues prior to system deployment with real hardware, and drastically simplify the integration and commissioning process of new renewables, microgrids, and virtual power plants (VPPs).

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