The objective of the course is to show how these converter topologies are utilised in renewable energy systems (wind and PV), in utility applications (for example HVDC) and to further investigate the converters in terms of their efficiency, control characteristics, description of dynamics and their closed-loop control. Some advanced converter topologies, especially in the context of large and complex applications, which are beyond the scope of a first course in power electronics, are also treated.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to recognize the most common conversion chain and to operate as a system designer, moreover, he will be able to collaborate with the experts in the project of electrical machine, electronic power converter and control designers.
The course will introduce and study the power conversion stages where the energy source is constitued by a renewable source as solar, wind, sea waves and tide. In particular, it will described the structure of the conversion chain from the source to the electrical grid connection analyzing all stages in principle and operation.The course is aimed at students who have already been introduced to a first course in Power Electronics which covers steady-state characteristics of various AC-DC, DC-DC, and DC-AC converter circuits
Bent Sørensen - Renewable Energy Conversion, Transmission and Storage - Elsevier