Power Electronics for Renewable and Distributed Energy Systems

A Sourcebook of Topologies, Control and Integration

  • Sudipta Chakraborty
  • Marcelo G. Simões
  • William E. Kramer

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Marcelo G. Simões, Sudipta Chakraborty
    Pages 1-6
  3. Edison R. C. da Silva, Malik E. Elbuluk
    Pages 7-59
  4. Felix A. Farret
    Pages 61-109
  5. Mohit Singh, Eduard Muljadi, Vahan Gevorgian, Surya Santoso
    Pages 111-149
  6. Felix A. Farret, Marcelo G. Simões, Ademar Michels
    Pages 151-184
  7. Fei Gao, Mohammad Kabalo, Marek S. Rylko, Benjamin Blunier, Abdellatif Miraoui
    Pages 185-234
  8. Wlodzimierz Koczara, Grzegorz Iwanski
    Pages 235-294
  9. Stephen Gillette, Mark Gilbreth
    Pages 295-331
  10. Stan Atcitty, Jason Neely, David Ingersoll, Abbas Akhil, Karen Waldrip
    Pages 333-366
  11. Juan M. Carrasco, Eduardo Galván, Sergio Vázquez, Luis García-Tabarés, Marcos Lafoz
    Pages 367-427
  12. Sudipta Chakraborty
    Pages 429-467
  13. Giri Venkataramanan, Sandeep Bala
    Pages 469-491
  14. Danilo I. Brandão, Renata Carnieletto, Phuong H. Nguyen, Paulo F. Ribeiro, Marcelo G. Simões, Siddharth Suryanarayanan
    Pages 493-523
  15. Giampaolo Carli, Arash Shafiei, Sheldon S. Williamson
    Pages 525-566
  16. Robin Roche, Fabrice Lauri, Benjamin Blunier, Abdellatif Miraoui, Abderrafìâa Koukam
    Pages 567-609

About this book


While most books approach power electronics and renewable energy as two separate subjects,
Power Electronics for Renewable and Distributed Energy Systems takes an integrative approach; discussing power electronic converters topologies, controls and integration that are specific to the renewable and distributed energy system applications.

An overview of power electronic technologies is followed by the introduction of various renewable and distributed energy resources that includes photovoltaics, wind, small hydroelectric, fuel cells, microturbines and variable speed generation. Energy storage systems such as battery and fast response storage systems are discussed along with application-specific examples. After setting forth the fundamentals, the chapters focus on more complex topics such as modular power electronics, microgrids and smart grids for integrating renewable and distributed energy. Emerging topics such as advanced electric vehicles and distributed control paradigm for power system control are discussed in the last two chapters.

With contributions from subject matter experts, the diagrams and detailed examples provided in each chapter make Power Electronics for Renewable and Distributed Energy Systems  a sourcebook for electrical engineers and consultants working to deploy various renewable and distributed energy systems and can serve as a comprehensive guide for the upper-level undergraduates and graduate students across the globe.


Convertor Topologies Distributed Energy Systems Energy Integration Power Electronics Renewable Energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Sudipta Chakraborty
    • 1
  • Marcelo G. Simões
    • 2
  • William E. Kramer
    • 3
  1. 1., MS ESIF200National Renewable Energy LaboratoryGoldenUSA
  2. 2., Electrical Engineering & Computer SciColorado School of MinesGoldenUSA
  3. 3., MS ESIF200National Renewable Energy LaboratoryGoldenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5103-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5104-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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