ENG-612 / 3 credits
Remark: Course 2021 cancelled. Next time : Fall semester 2022
Introduction to key aspects of power-electronics utilization in renewable energy applications, including the basic operation principles, system-level properties, control, and modeling. Practical experiences are gained via the simulation exercises.
Nowadays, all generation systems based on renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaics, wind turbines or hydropower systems, require some kind of power electronics technology to achieve efficient energy transfer to the utility power grid. This course introduces the basic principles of the power-electronics-based electrical energy conversion and teaches the key system-level aspects.
The course covers the following topics:
Part 1: Principles of the electrical energy conversion
- Operating principles of the power electronic converters
- Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
- Fundamentals of modeling and control
Part 2: Photovoltaic (PV) energy generation
- PV modeling and characteristics
- Maximum-Power-Point Tracking (MPPT) principles
- Modeling and control of power electronics DC-DC stage performing MPPT
- Extension by the energy storage system
Part 3: Grid connected converters
- Principles of DC-AC power converters
- Grid synchronization and converter control
Part 4: Wind power generation
- Wind turbine modeling and operation principles
- Synchronous generator and ac-ac converter conversion
- Basic principles of field-oriented control
The course exercises will be based on the offline simulations using PLECS software, which can be made available to the course attendants free-of-charge.
Learning outcomes: understanding basic concepts, system level aspects, and role of the power electronics based conversion technologies in the renewable energy applications.
In the programs
- Number of places: 15
- Exam form: Oral presentation (session free)
- Subject examined: Power electronics for renewable applications
- Lecture: 28 Hour(s)
- Exercises: 28 Hour(s)