1st Edition

Renewable Energy Systems Advanced Conversion Technologies and Applications

By Fang Lin Luo, Ye Hong Copyright 2013
    880 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    880 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Energy conversion techniques are key in power electronics and even more so in renewable energy source systems, which require a large number of converters. Renewable Energy Systems: Advanced Conversion Technologies and Applications describes advanced conversion technologies and provides design examples of converters and inverters for renewable energy systems—including wind turbine and solar panel energy systems.

    Learn Cutting-Edge Techniques for Converters and Inverters

    Setting the scene, the book begins with a review of the basics of astronomy and Earth physics. It then systematically introduces more than 200 topologies of advanced converters originally developed by the authors, including 150 updated circuits on modern conversion technologies. It also discusses recently published topologies and thoroughly analyzes new converter circuits. Novel approaches include split-capacitor and split-inductor techniques that can be applied in super-lift and other converters.

    Resolve Historic Problems in Conversion Technologies

    Along with offering many cutting-edge techniques, the authors resolve some historic problems, such as the accurate determination of the conduction angle of single-phase rectifiers and power factor correction. They also describe a new series—laddered multilevel inverters—that uses few devices to produce more levels, overcoming the drawbacks of the pulse-width-modulation (PWM) inverter and providing great scope for industrial applications.

    Tap the Knowledge of Pioneers in the Field

    This book is written by pioneers in advanced conversion technology who have created a large number of converters, including the world-renowned DC/DC Luo-converters and super-lift Luo-converters. Featuring numerous examples and diagrams, it guides readers in designing advanced converters for use in renewable energy systems.

    Stars in the Universe
    Our Mercury Galaxy, Nebulae, and Black Hole
    Redshift and Big Bang
    Solar System
    The Earth

    New Energy Sources
    Nuclear Fission
    Nuclear Fusion
    Capture of Neutrino

    3G and Renewable Energies
    Distributed Generation
    Smart Grid
    Solar Energy
    Renewable Energy

    Power Electronics
    Symbols and Factors Used in This Book
    AC/DC Rectifiers
    DC/DC Converters
    DC/AC Inverters
    AC/AC Converters
    AC/DC/AC and DC/AC/DC Converters

    Uncontrolled AC/DC Converters
    Single-Phase Half-Wave Converters
    Single-Phase Full-Wave Converters
    Three-Phase Half-Wave Converters
    Six-Phase Half-Wave Converters
    Three-Phase Full-Wave Converters
    Multiphase Full-Wave Converters

    Controlled AC/DC Converters
    Single-Phase Half-Wave Controlled Converters
    Single-Phase Full-Wave Controlled Converters
    Three-Phase Half-Wave Controlled Rectifiers
    Six-Phase Half-Wave Controlled Rectifiers
    Three-Phase Full-Wave Controlled Converters
    Multi-Phase Full-Wave Controlled Converters
    Effect of Line Inductance on Output Voltage (Overlap)

    Power Factor Correction Implementing in AC/DC Converters
    DC/DC Converterized Rectifiers
    PWM Boost-Type Rectifiers
    Tapped-Transformer Converters
    Single-Stage Power Factor Correction
    VIENNA Rectifiers

    Classical DC/DC Converters
    Fundamental Converters
    Positive Output Buck-Boost Converter
    Transformer-Type Converters
    Developed Converters
    Tapped-Inductor Converters

    Voltage Lift Converters
    Seven Self-Lift Converters
    P/O Luo Converters
    N/O Luo Converters
    Modified P/O Luo Converters
    Double-Output Luo Converters
    Voltage-Lift Cúk Converters
    Voltage-Lift SEPICs
    Other Double-Output Voltage-Lift Converters
    Switched-Capacitorized Converters

    Super-Lift Converters and Ultra-Lift Converters
    P/O SL Luo Converters
    N/O SL Luo Converters
    P/O Cascaded Boost Converters
    N/O Cascaded Boost Converters
    Ultra-Lift Luo Converter

    Split-Capacitor and Split-Inductor Techniques and Their Application in Positive-Output Super-Lift Luo Converters
    Split Capacitors
    Split Inductors
    Split Capacitors and Split Inductors Applied in the Positive-Output Elementary Super-Lift Luo Converter
    Main Series
    MEC, Split Capacitors Used in Double/Enhanced Circuit
    Additional Series
    Higher-Order Series
    Summary of P/O Super-Lift Luo Converters Applying Split Capacitors and Split Inductors
    Simulation Results
    Experimental Results

    Pulse-Width-Modulated DC/AC Inverters
    Parameters Used in PWM Operation
    Typical PWM Inverters
    Single-Phase Voltage Source Inverter
    Three-Phase Full-Bridge Voltage Source Inverter
    Three-Phase Full-Bridge Current Source Inverter
    Multistage PWM Inverter
    Impedance-Source Inverters
    Extended Boost z-Source Inverters

    Multilevel and Soft-Switching DC/AC Inverters
    Diode-Clamped (Neutral-Point-Clamped) Multilevel Inverters
    Capacitor-Clamped (Flying Capacitor) Multilevel Inverters
    Multilevel Inverters Using H-Bridges Converters
    Other Kinds of Multilevel Inverters
    Soft-Switching Multilevel Inverters

    Advanced Multilevel DC/AC Inverters Used in Solar Panel Energy Systems
    Progressions (Series)
    Laddered Multilevel DC/AC Inverters
    Comparison of All Laddered Inverters
    Solar Panel Energy Systems
    Simulation and Experimental Results
    Switched-Capacitor Multilevel DC/AC Inverters
    Super-Lift Converter Multilevel DC/AC Inverters

    Traditional AC/AC Converters
    Single-Phase AC/AC Voltage-Regulation Converters
    Three-Phase AC/AC Voltage-Regulation Converters
    Matrix Converters

    Improved AC/AC Converters
    DC-Modulated Single-Stage AC/AC Converters
    Other Types of DC-Modulated AC/AC Converters
    DC-Modulated Multiphase AC/AC Converters
    Sub-Envelope Modulation Method to Reduce THD of AC/AC Matrix Converters

    AC/DC/AC and DC/AC/DC Converters
    AC/DC/AC Converters Used in Wind Turbine Systems
    DC/AC/DC Converters

    Designs of Solar Panel and Wind Turbine Energy Systems
    Wind Turbine Energy Systems
    Solar Panel Energy Systems



    Dr. Fang Lin Luo, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He is a fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society and a senior member of IEEE. He has published 12 textbooks and 308 technical papers in IEE/IET Proceedings and IEEE Transactions as well as in various international conferences. Dr. Luo is currently the associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. He is also the editor of the international journal Advanced Technology of Electrical Engineering and Energy. His research interests include power electronics and DC and AC motor drives with computerized artificial intelligent (AIC) control and digital signal processing (DSP) as well as AC/DC, DC/DC, and AC/AC converters and DC/AC inverters, renewable energy systems, and electrical vehicles.

    Dr. Hong Ye, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She is a member of the IEEE and has coauthored 12 books. Dr. Ye has published more than 80 technical papers in IEEE Transactions, IEE Proceedings, and other international journals, as well as in various international conferences. Her research interests include power electronics and conversion technologies, signal processing, operations research, and structural biology.