1st Edition

Renewable Energy Systems
Advanced Conversion Technologies and Applications

ISBN 9781138077584
Published March 29, 2017 by CRC Press
880 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations

USD $115.00

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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


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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.