Special Issue "Advances in Photovoltaic Microinverter Technologies"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Power Electronics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Tamás Kerekes
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Department of Energy Technology, Pontoppidanstraede 111-1.170 | 9220 Aalborg East | Denmark
Interests: photovoltaic (PV) inverter modeling, control, and topologies; power electronics; renewable energy
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Dr. Ariya Sangwongwanich
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Guest Editor
Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: power electronics; photovoltaic systems; reliability in power electronic systems; power quality; renewable energy integration
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Solar photovoltaics (PV) are one of the favorite sources of energy in renewable energy applications, making the energy paradigm greener and more distributed. Power electronics are the key to enabling efficient, reliable, controllable, and flexible power conversion and transfer of solar PV energy to loads. To accelerate the integration of PV systems, many attempts have been made through advanced control and topological innovations of the power electronic conversion. Power ratings of PV systems can be a few hundred watts to several hundred kilowatts or even reach the megawatt level, covering a wide scale of applications, e.g., off-grid energy systems, rooftop residential PV systems, nearly zero-energy buildings, microgrids, and large-scale commercial PV power plants. For low-power PV systems, microinverter technology is revolutionary, offering an ultimate plug-n-play solution and enabling panel-level optimization. Nonetheless, many challenges remain in terms of topology, design, and construction of microinverters to further lower the cost of energy.

In light of this background, this Special Issue is to collect recent advancements in micro-power-converter topologies, control techniques, design and optimization, reliability, and system integration. Topics of interest of this Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • Microinverter topologies and operation;
  • Design, modeling, and control of microinverter systems;
  • Differential power processing technologies;
  • Impedance source converters;
  • New devices and components for microinverters;
  • Maximum power point tracking;
  • Multifunctional PV systems with microinverters;
  • Monitoring and diagnosis of microinverter PV systems;
  • On-grid and off-grid systems;
  • Hybrid energy systems with energy storage.

Prof. Dr. Tamás Kerekes
Prof. Dr. Yongheng Yang
Dr. Ariya Sangwongwanich
Guest Editors

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