Power Electronic Converters for Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Power Electronic Converters for Solar Photovoltaic Systems

1st Edition - November 1, 2020

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  • Authors: Ashok Kumar, S.Albert Alexander, Madhuvanthani Rajendran
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128227503
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128227305

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Power Electronic Converters for Solar Photovoltaic Systems provides design and implementation procedures for power electronic converters and advanced controllers to improve standalone and grid environment solar photovoltaics performance. Sections cover performance and improvement of solar photovoltaics under various conditions with the aid of intelligent controllers, allowing readers to better understand the nuances of power electronic converters for renewable energy systems. With algorithm development and real-time implementation procedures, this reference is useful for those interested in power electronics for performance improvement in distributed energy resources, design of advanced controllers, and measurement of critical parameters surrounding renewable energy systems.  By providing a complete solution for performance improvement in solar PV with novel control techniques, this book will appeal to researchers and engineers working in power electronic converters, renewable energy, and power quality. 

Key Features

  • Includes simulation studies and photovoltaic performance analysis
  • Uses case studies as a reference for design and research
  • Covers different varieties of power converters, from fundamentals to implementation


Graduate/Researchers for power electronic converters, Solar photovoltaics and renewable energy; Doctoral research students and Practitioners on power quality

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Power Electronics:
    Need for power electronics in RES
    Classifications and modules in power electronics:

    AC voltage controllers
    Issues in integrating power electronics to renewable energy systems
    Projection circuits
    Design calculations
    Sample design exercises 

    Chapter 2: Switching circuits:
     Performance improvement in RES by power electronics
     Power quality 
     Switching circuits for power electronics
     Analogue controller based switching
     Digital controller based switching
     Comparative analysis
     Design calculations 
     Sample design exercises

    Chapter 3: Solar energy conversion:
     Switching devices for solar energy conversion
     Array sizing
     Battery sizing
     On grid systems
     Off grid systems 
     MPPT algorithms 
     Design of Solar PV systems for residential applications 
     Design of Solar PV systems for industrial or commercial applications
     Case study 
     Design calculations 
     Sample design exercises

    Chapter 4: Converters for Solar PV Systems
     Converter topologies for solar PV
     DC-DC converters for solar energy conversion
     Control circuits for choppers
     DC-AC converters for solar energy conversion
     Control circuits for inverters
     Case study
     Design examples

    Chapter 5: Resonant DC-DC converters 
     Series-resonant dc–dc converter
     Single-stage series-resonant Topology
     Isolated Buck-Boost Converter Topology 
     Double-Boost Topology
     Pseudo-dc link Topology 

    Chapter 6: Flyback and zeta DC-DC converters 
     Push-pull converter Topology 
     Single-Stage Fly-back Converter Topology 
     Interleaved Fly back Converter Topology
     Zeta converter Topology

    Chapter 7: Multistage DC-DC converters 
     Matrix converter Topology
     Luo converter
     Multi quadrant converters
     DC-DC converter for MPPT

    Chapter 8: Bridge type DC-AC converters 
     H-Bridge Unipolar
     H-Bridge Bipolar
     DC Bypass
     Full Bridge Inverter 

    Chapter 9: Central and string DC-AC converters 
     HB-Zero voltage state rectifier
     Multilevel inverter and its types 
     String inverter
     Central inverter 
     Multistring inverter 
     Matrix converter

    Chapter 10: Switching circuits for DC-AC converters 
     Analog switching circuits
     Digital switching circuits
     Design calculations
     Case studies
     Real time implementation 
     Simulation and experimental results
    Simulation and Experimental details 

    Simulation and Experimental details

Product details

  • No. of pages: 404
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: November 1, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128227503
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128227305

About the Authors

Ashok Kumar

Professor Ashok Kumar is at the Department of Electrical & Electronics Eng., PSG College of Technology. He is Associate Head of Department and his is current research focuses are Integration of Renewable Energy Systems in the Smart Grid and Wearable Electronics. He has 3 years of industrial experience and 17 years of academic and research experiences. He has authored 9 books, published 110 technical papers in International and National Journals and presented 107 papers in National and International Conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Eng., PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India

S.Albert Alexander

Dr. S. Albert Alexander is at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai. He is a post doctoral Research Fellow from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. He is a recipient of Raman Research Fellowship from the University Grants Commission. His current research focuses on fault diagnostic systems for solar energy conversion systems and smart grids. He has 14 years of academic and research experience. He has published 25 technical papers in international and national journals and presented 23 papers at national and international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, India

Madhuvanthani Rajendran

Dr. Madhuvanthani Rajendran is a full-time doctoral scholar currently enrolled in Anna University, Chennai. Her current research focuses on ‘Transient Power Management under different Load/Grid conditions of Hybrid AC/DC Microgrids’. She previously worked as a Curriculum Facilitator at African Leadership University, Mauritius where her primary role was to design Electrical Engineering courses using the flipped classroom approach. She has previously worked as an assistant professor at Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore where she worked on Interleaved Flyback Converters for Photovoltaic Grid Tie Applications. She obtained her Bachelor of Engineering degree from Anna University (SSN College of Engineering), Chennai in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full-Time Doctoral Scholar, Anna University, Chennai, India

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