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1st Edition

Grid Integration of Solar Photovoltaic Systems

ISBN 9781498798327
Published November 20, 2017 by CRC Press
272 Pages 173 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book covers the various aspects of solar photovoltaic systems including measurement of solar irradiance, solar photovoltaic modules, arrays with MATLAB implementation, recent MPPT techniques, latest literature of converter design (with MATLAB Simulink models), energy storage for PV applications, balance of systems, grid integration of PV systems, PV system protection, economics of grid connected PV system and system yield performance using PV system. Challenges, issues and solutions related to grid integration of solar photovoltaic systems are also be dealt with.

Table of Contents

1. Exposure to Renewable Energy Sources

2. Electrical Fundamentals

3. Measurement and Estimation of Solar Irradiance

4. Solar Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, and Arrays

5. Maximum Power Point Tracking Techniques and Charge Controllers

6. Converter Design

7. Energy Storage for PV Applications

8. Mounting Structure

9. Balance of Systems

10. Site Selection and Assessment

11. Grid Integration of PV Systems

12. PV System Protection

13. Economics of Grid-Connected PV Systems

14. System Yield and Performance

15. Design of Transformers, Inductors, and Filters for PV Applications



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Dr. D. P. Kothari is presently Director Research of S.B.Jain Institute of Technology, Management and Research, Nagpur. He obtained his B.E. (Electrical) in 1967, M.E. (Power Systems) in 1969 and Ph.D. in 1975 from BITS, Pillani, Rajasthan. From 1969 to 1977, he was involved in teaching and development of several courses at BITS Pillani. Earlier Dr. Kothari served as Vice Chancellor, VIT, Vellore, Director in-charge and Deputy Director (Administration) as well as Head in the Centre of Energy Studies at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and as Principal, VRCE, Nagpur. He was visiting professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia