Photovoltaic Sources

Modeling and Emulation

  • Maria Carmela Di Piazza
  • Gianpaolo Vitale

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria Carmela Di Piazza, Gianpaolo Vitale
      Pages 3-18
    3. Maria Carmela Di Piazza, Gianpaolo Vitale
      Pages 19-53
    4. Maria Carmela Di Piazza, Gianpaolo Vitale
      Pages 55-81
    5. Maria Carmela Di Piazza, Gianpaolo Vitale
      Pages 83-129
    6. Maria Carmela Di Piazza, Gianpaolo Vitale
      Pages 131-169
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Maria Carmela Di Piazza, Gianpaolo Vitale
      Pages 173-202
    3. Maria Carmela Di Piazza, Gianpaolo Vitale
      Pages 203-251
    4. Maria Carmela Di Piazza, Gianpaolo Vitale
      Pages 253-296

About this book

Introduction

Modeling of photovoltaic sources and their emulation by means of power electronic converters are challenging issues. The former is tied to the knowledge of the electrical behavior of the PV generator; the latter consists in its realization by a suitable power amplifier. This extensive introduction to the modeling of PV generators and their emulation by means of power electronic converters will aid in understanding and improving design and set up of new PV plants.

The main benefit of reading Photovoltaic Sources is the ability to face the emulation of photovoltaic generators obtained by the design of a suitable equipment in which voltage and current are the same as in a real source. This is achieved according to the following steps: the source electrical behavior modeling, the power converter design, including its control, for the laboratory emulator. This approach allows the reader to cope with the creation of an indoor virtual photovoltaic plant, in which the environmental conditions can be imposed by the user, for testing real operation including maximum power point tracking, partial shading, control for the grid or load interfacing, etc.

Photovoltaic Sources is intended to meet the demands of postgraduate level students, and should prove useful to professional engineers and researchers dealing with the problems associated with modeling and emulation of photovoltaic sources.

Keywords

Circuit Schemes DC/DC Converters Electrical Behavior Modeling Photovoltaic Sources Power Convertors

Authors and affiliations

  • Maria Carmela Di Piazza
    • 1
  • Gianpaolo Vitale
    • 2
  1. 1., Institute of Intelligent Systems for AutNational Research CouncilPalermoItaly
  2. 2., Institute of Intelligent Systems for AutNational Research CouncilPalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4378-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4377-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4378-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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