Special Issue "Emerging Converter Topologies and Control for Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: power electronics; renewable energy; photovoltaics; electrical engineering; impedance-source converters
Interests: power electronics; renewable energy; multilevel converters; wind energy conversion systems; electromobility
Interests: power electronics; photovoltaic systems; control of power converters; reliability; power quality
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The cost and efficiency of PV systems improved significantly, which made them commercially attractive. Nevertheless, feasibility of small-scale installations is limited by the existing technologies that have not yet properly addressed issues like operation in weak grids, opaque and partial shading, etc. New market drivers such as warranty (reliability) improvement to match PV module lifespan; voltage operation range extension for application flexibility; and embedded energy storage for load shifting, have put small-scale PV systems again on the hot spot. This special issue aims to concentrate the latest developments and allow researchers to discuss and share experiences to advance this technology.
Topics of the Special Issue include but are not limited to:
- Transformerless PV string inverters with a wide MPPT range
- PV string inverter topologies without electrolytic capacitors
- Partial power processing dc-dc converters for distributed PV architectures
- High step-up voltage ratio dc-dc converters
- PV power optimizers and their control
- PV microinverters with an improved MPPT range
- Topologies for increased reliability and warranty extension
- Sub-module PV power converter topologies
- Global MPPT algorithms for PV systems under partial shading conditions
- Advanced control techniques for PV inverters to provide ancillary services to the grid
- Active power control strategies: absolute active power control, delta power control, ramp-rate control, etc.
- Active power decoupling in single-phase PV inverters
- Module-level PV system monitoring and diagnosis
- Efficiency and reliability of PV systems
Prof. Dr. Dmitri Vinnikov
Prof. Dr. Samir Kouro
Prof. Dr. Yongheng Yang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- PV systems
- power control
- PV inverters
- dc-dc converters
- converter topologies
- efficiency and reliability
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1.Prof. Remus Teodorescu [email protected], Single Stage Photovoltaic Inverter using Modular Multilevel Converter with Multiple MPPT;
2.Prof. Dr. Dmitri Vinnikov [email protected],Inverters for single-phase grid connected photovoltaic systems;
3.Dr. Tuomas Messo [email protected], Grid-connected photovoltaic systems: An overview of recent research and emerging PV converter technology.