Chapter 1

Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Sources

C.V. Nayar; S.M. Islam; H. Dehbonei; K. Tan    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

H. Sharma    Research Institute for Sustainable Energy, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia


This chapter focuses on solar photovoltaic and wind power. Stand-alone PV energy system requires storage to meet the energy demand during periods of low solar irradiation and nighttime. Blocking diodes in series with PV modules are used to prevent the batteries from being discharged through the PV cells at night when there is no sun available to generate energy. Two of the main factors that have been ...

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