Special Issue "High Gain and High Efficiency DC-DC and DC-AC Converters for Interfacing of PV Systems and Fuel Cells with Utility Grid"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marek Adamowicz
Guest Editor
Department of Electrical Drive Automation and Energy Conversion, Faculty of Electrical and Control Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, Gabriela Narutowicza Str. 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland.
Interests: smart grid; power electronics; electrical engineering; power systems analysis; power systems simulation; power converters; inverters; renewable energy technologies; electric vehicles, photovoltaic (PV) systems; impedance-source converters; power electronic transformers
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting submissions for a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of "High gain and high efficiency DC-DC and DC-AC converters for interfacing of PV systems and fuel cells with utility grid". Photovoltaic (PV) and fuel cell (FC) generation systems have been competitive in power generation as an alternative to fossil energy resources over the past decades. The installation of grid-connected PV systems grows rapidly and this growth rate is expected to continue which is connected with the fast development of the power electronics technology. From the other hand clean and efficient fuel cell power systems have shown great potentials as an alternative power supply technology for distributed energy resources, i.e. serving as backup power systems for grid services. This Special Issue will focus on DC-DC and DC-AC converters for interfacing of PV systems and fuel cells with utility grid. Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:

- high efficiency high step-up DC-DC converters,

- harmonic-free grid connected DC-AC converters,

- mitigation of leakage currents and electromagnetic interference (EMI) of DC-DC and AD-AC converters interfacing PV and FC systems,

- active and reactive power control of grid cnnected PV and FC inverters

- mitigation of negative effects of long cables, parasitic capacitances, grid disturbances, etc. on the performance of FC and PV generation systems.

Dr. Marek Adamowicz
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • PV systems
  • fuel cells
  • DC-DC converters
  • DC-AC converters
  • wide bandgap semiconductors
  • high voltage gain
  • high efficiency

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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