Power Electronics and Energy Storages for Automotive Industry and Renewable Energy Networks

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Science and Technology".

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Institut de Recerca de l'Energia de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: power electronics; renewable energy; electric drives; control systems; energy storage
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to explore the latest advancements in power electronics and energy storage technologies that drive innovation in the automotive industry and renewable energy networks. By focusing on emerging and disruptive technologies, the issue will showcase cutting-edge solutions that reshape how power is managed and stored in these critical sectors. This issue will provide insights into the key trends and developments shaping the future of power electronics and energy storage in automotive and renewable energy applications through a combination of research articles and reviews.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced power electronics solutions for electric vehicles;
  • Novel energy storage technologies for renewable energy integration;
  • Grid-connected energy storage systems for enhanced stability and reliability;
  • Intelligent control strategies for optimizing power management in automotive and renewable energy applications;
  • Integration of emerging technologies such as AI and IoT in power electronics and energy storage systems;
  • Sustainable materials and manufacturing processes for next-generation power electronics and energy storage devices.

Dr. Levon Gevorkov
Dr. Olena Rubanenko
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Keywords

  • power electronics
  • energy storage
  • automotive industry
  • renewable energy networks
  • emerging technologies
  • disruptive technologies

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Development and Implementation of Algorithms for an Intelligent IGBT Gate Driver Using a Low-Cost Microcontroller
by Artemy R. Zolotov, Artur A. Ledovskikh, Alexandr N. Zhukov, Alexandr A. Zharkov, Yulia K. Kazemirova and Alecksey S. Anuchin
Appl. Sci. 2024, 14(10), 4247; https://doi.org/10.3390/app14104247 - 16 May 2024
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High-power IGBTs are used in power electronic converters in a variety of applications: traction drives, renewable power converters, mining equipment, oil and water pumping, and so on. To control a transistor, a special gate driver board is required. This board converts the logical [...] Read more.
High-power IGBTs are used in power electronic converters in a variety of applications: traction drives, renewable power converters, mining equipment, oil and water pumping, and so on. To control a transistor, a special gate driver board is required. This board converts the logical control signal into the appropriate voltage values necessary to turn the resistor on and off. Gate drivers can perform the protection functions of IGBTs using hardware and algorithmic approaches. Application-specific integrated circuits are often used in driver solutions to implement control and protection. The development of an application-specific integrated circuit is a time-consuming and expensive procedure, which increases the cost of the driver. This paper describes the control and protection algorithms implemented in an intelligent IGBT driver based on a low-cost microcontroller. The use of the microcontroller makes the gate driver design more flexible and allows for the accurate tuning of the protection thresholds. The gate driver protects the IGBT from short-circuiting, overcurrent, and overvoltage, monitors the voltage supply, and controls the switch on and switch off processes in the transistor. The performance of the protection algorithms was tested experimentally using a specialized test bench. Full article
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