Power Extraction and Conversion of Renewable Energy: Wind, Solar P.V. and Fuel Cells provides a detailed analysis of the various power converter operations fed by solar PV and other renewable energies. Practical aspects addressing the behavior of systems, such as the operating point on source characteristics and the buckling or boosting of power converters when power converters are considered, as are the fundamentals to effective use and applications of renewables. Computer simulation models for typical systems give the reader a deeper insight and "feel for the actual systems the book details.
Renewable energy alternatives are fast becoming viable options to battle conventional fossil fuels shortcomings, such as pollution, cost and limited reserves. Understanding the requirements and source characteristics for successful power electronics and their application is pivotal to extracting power successfully. This book provides readers with a useable tool to develop and design their own systems and achieve successful power extraction.
- Uniquely analyzes converters for renewable energy applications with the practical characteristics of renewable sources
- Includes simulation models of complete systems and solved numerical problems to aid with understanding the dynamics and analysis of renewable sources when integrated with power converters
- Features international standards of renewable systems throughout, guiding industrial system design
1. Introduction 2. PV Modeling and Characterization 3. MPPT Algorithms for PV systems 4. DC-DC Voltage Converter Interfaces for PV Systems 5. DC-DC Current Converter Interfaces for PV Systems 6. Derived topologies of the dc-dc power converters as solar PV Interfaces 7. DC-AC Converter Interfaces for PV Systems 8. Effect of Partial Shading and Mismatch 9. MPPT in Wind Energy, and Fuel Cell and other renewable sources
Professor and Institute Chair Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, India, Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE); Fellow, IEEE, USA; Fellow, IETE, India and Life Member, ISTE, India. Fields of interest include Power conversion, Power quality, Renewable energy and distributed energy systems, Intelligent control of power electronic systems and Electronic systems.
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India. Fields of Interest include Grid-Tied PV Inverters, Design and optimization of power supplies, Power electronic circuits modeling and simulation, Switch-mode power supplies, Power Electronics and its interface with other Renewable sources.