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Alternative Energy in Power Electronics

Book Description

This new resource is a practical overview of designing, testing and troubleshooting power electronics in alternative energy systems, providing you with the most important information on how power electronics components such as inverters, controllers and batteries can play a pivotal role in the successful implementation of green energy solutions for both stand-alone and grid-connected applications. You will learn how to choose the right components for diverse systems, from utility-scale wind farms to photovoltaic panels on single residences, how to get the most out of existing systems, and how to solve the tough challenges particular to alternative energy applications. Whether you are a renewables professional who needs to understand more about how power electronics impact energy output, or a power engineer who is interested in learning what new avenues the alternative energy revolution is opening for your work, start here with advice and explanations from the experts, including equations, diagrams and tables designed to help you understand and succeed.
  • Provides a thorough overview of the key technologies, methods and challenges for implementing power electronics in alternative energy systems for optimal power generation
  • Includes hard-to-find information on how to apply converters, inverters, batteries, controllers and more for stand-alone and grid-connected systems
  • Covers wind and solar applications, as well as ocean and geothermal energy, hybrid systems and fuel cells

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Contributors
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Sources
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Introduction
    3. 1.2 Power electronics for photovoltaic power systems
    4. 1.3 Power electronics for wind power systems
  8. Chapter 2: Energy Sources
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Introduction
    3. 2.2 Available energy sources
    4. 2.3 Electric energy generation technologies
    5. 2.4 Other unconventional energy sources and generation technologies
    6. Summary
  9. Chapter 3: Photovoltaic System Conversion
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Solar cell characteristics
    4. 3.3 Photovoltaic technology operation
    5. 3.4 Maximum power point tracking components
    6. 3.5 MPPT Controlling algorithms
    7. 3.6 Photovoltaic systems' components
    8. 3.7 Factors affecting PV output
    9. 3.8 PV System design
    10. Summary
  10. Chapter 4: Wind Turbine Applications
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Wind energy conversion systems
    3. 4.2 Power electronic converters for variable speed wind turbines
    4. 4.3 Multilevel converter for very high power wind turbines
    5. 4.4 Electrical system of a wind farm
    6. 4.5 Future trends
    7. Nomenclature
  11. Chapter 5: High-Frequency-Link Power-Conversion Systems for Next-Generation Smart and Micro Grid
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Introduction
    3. 5.2 Low-cost single-stage inverter [2]
    4. 5.3 Ripple-mitigating inverter [3,4]
    5. 5.4 Universal power conditioner [1]
    6. 5.5 Hybrid-modulation-based multiphase HFL high-power inverter [5–8]
    7. Acknowledgement
    8. Copyright disclosure
  12. Chapter 6: Energy Storage
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Introduction
    3. 6.2 Energy storage elements
    4. 6.3 Modeling of energy storage devices
    5. 6.4 Hybridization of energy storage systems
    6. 6.5 Energy management and control strategies
    7. 6.6 Power electronics for energy storage systems
    8. 6.7 Practical case studies
    9. Summary
  13. Chapter 7: Electric Power Transmission
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 Elements of power system
    3. 7.2 Generators and transformers
    4. 7.3 Transmission line
    5. 7.4 Factors that limit power transfer in transmission line
    6. 7.5 Effect of temperature on conductor sag or tension
    7. 7.6 Standard and guidelines on thermal rating calculation
    8. 7.7 Optimizing power transmission capacity
    9. 7.8 Overvoltages and insulation requirements of transmission lines
    10. 7.9 Methods of controlling overvoltages
    11. 7.10 Insulation coordination
  14. Index