Special Issue "Cost-Effective and Intelligent Controller Based Design for Wind and Photovoltaic Power Generation Systems"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Mohd. Hasan Ali
Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
Interests: power grids; power supply quality; power generation control; distributed power generation; electric vehicle; fault current limiters; fuzzy control; harmonic distortion; power system control; power system transient stability; wind power plants; SCADA systems; energy storage; nonlinear control systems; photovoltaic power systems; power distribution faults; power system stability

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Wind and solar photovoltaic (PV), as the two most vital renewable energy sources, have been gaining wider popularity and acceptance all over the world. It is expected that, in the coming days, most of the energy demand of consumers will be fulfilled by these two important power sources. However, in order to realize their wider adoption and successful integration into the grids, cost-effective design and intelligent controller-based methods for these two power generation systems are essential. This Special Issue will publish research work ranging from simulations to hardware prototypes related to cost-effective and intelligent controller based solar and wind power generation systems. The specific research keywords for the Special Issue include, but not limited to the following:

(1) Cost-Effective smart PV inverter design.

(2) Intelligent controller development for smart PV inverter.

(3) New DC-DC boost converter and control design for solar PV systems.

(4) Cost-effective solar PV plus energy storage systems.

(5) New maximum power point tracking (MPPT) system for PV systems.

(6) New and cost-effective wind turbine technologies.

(7) New control methods and approaches for both doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) and permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) based wind generator systems.

(8) Advanced pitch control systems for wind generators.

(9) Intelligent controller-based grid side converter (GSC) and rotor side converter (RSC) for DFIG based wind generators.

(10) New MPPT system for wind generator systems.

Dr. Mohd. Hasan Ali 
Guest Editor

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  • smart PV inverter
  • intelligent controller
  • solar plus energy storage
  • wind turbine generator
  • cost-effective methods

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

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.

Title: A Modular Multilevel Converter with an Advanced PWM Control Technique for Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems
Authors: Md Rabiul Islam
Affiliation: School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Abstract: Due to global warming and fossil-fuel shortages, grid incorporation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has become a critical concern for the power industry in recent decades. In this application, the modular multilevel cascaded (MMC) inverters have gained a significant popularity, due to their special features, such as, capability of handling high voltages and ability to produce high quality output power. Power quality is an important issue for an MMC inverter while connecting the PV system to the medium voltage grid. Total harmonic distortion (THD) is considered as the major power quality indices. Pulse width modulation (PWM) control techniques play an important role in maintaining good power quality in MMC inverters. An advanced PWM control technique which is named as triangle saturated common mode pulse width modulation (TSCMPWM) is proposed in this paper, for a 3-phase 5-level MMC inverter based grid-tied PV system. Compared to traditional modulation techniques, the proposed TSCMPWM offers the lowest voltage THD ,current THD as well as low inverter power loss.

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