Special Issue "Emerging Converters, Advanced Control and Technologies Enhancing Electric Energy Conversion in Photovoltaic Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: dc-dc converters; renewable energy conversion; photovoltaic module level power electronics; residential dc microgrids; impedance-source converters; advanced control of power converters
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Sustainable development is the only way for humanity to survive exhaustion of fossil fuels and overcome environmental challenges piled up during industrial age. Significant cost and efficiency improvements of PV systems made them commercially attractive solution. Therefore, mass deployment of photovoltaic systems is advancing at an accelerating pace. Large photovoltaic plants are considered as the best replacement for central generation facilities burning fossils. Each year new records are achieved in the top of the largest PV power plants. Moreover, building integrated photovoltaic as well as powering IoT devices and micro satellites show trend towards low-power high-performance systems. Hence, the PV technology is advancing fast at all power levels and penetrate increasing number of applications.
Even though the PV industry achieved high maturity level, there are numerous challenges and opportunities open for new solutions. Among them, stability of parallel PV generation units, reliability driven design of converters, shade-tolerant residential power interfaces, and active power control methods are of special interest among others. This special session aims to concentrate the latest developments and allow researchers to share experiences to advance power electronic converters, control methods and design methods for photovoltaic systems.
Topics of the Special Issue include but are not limited to:
- Transformerless PV inverters with wide input voltage range
- Active power decoupling in single-phase PV inverters
- High step-up dc-dc converters
- Partial power processing converters for distributed PV architectures
- PV power optimizers and their control
- PV microinverters with an improved MPPT range
- Sub-module PV power converter topologies
- Topologies for increased reliability and warranty extension
- Efficiency and reliability of PV systems
- Global MPPT algorithms for PV systems under partial shading conditions
- Advanced control for PV inverters to provide ancillary grid services
- Active power control strategies: delta power control, ramp-rate control, etc.
- Module-level PV system monitoring and diagnosis
- Stability of parallel power converters in large PV plants
- Resiliency of islanded PV systems
- Design and control of battery energy storage system coordinated with PV generators
- Artificial intelligence methods applied in design and control of PV systems
- Solutions for repowering and retrofitting aging PV power plants
Dr. Andrii Chub
Manuscript Submission Information
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- PV systems
- Power electronics
- PV inverters
- PV module level power electronics
- power control
- dc-dc converters
- converter topologies
- energy efficiency
- system reliability