Grid-Side Converters Control and Design

Interfacing Between the AC Grid and Renewable Power Sources

  • Slobodan N. Vukosavic

Part of the Power Electronics and Power Systems book series (PEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


This textbook is intended for engineering students taking courses in power electronics, renewable energy sources, smart grids or static power converters. It is also appropriate for students preparing a capstone project where they need to understand, model, supply, control and specify the grid side power converters. The main goal of the book is developing in students the skills that are required to design, control and use static power converters that serve as an interface between the ac grid and renewable power sources. The same skills can be used to design, control and use the static power converters used within the micro-grids and nano-grids, as the converters that provide the interface between such grids and the external grid. The author’s approach starts with basic functionality and the role of grid connected power converters in their typical applications, and their static and dynamic characteristics. Particular effort is dedicated to developing simple, concise, intuitive and easy-to-use mathematical models that summarize the essence of the grid side converter dynamics. Mathematics is reduced to a necessary minimum, solved examples are used extensively to introduce new concepts, and exercises are used to test mastery of new skills. 

  • Offers textbook coverage of grid-side power converters, especially in the context of renewable energy sources;
  • Develops simple, concise, intuitive and easy-to-use mathematical models that summarize the essence of grid-side converter dynamics;
  • Enables students to develop the skills required to design, control and use static power converters in renewable power, microgrid and smart power environments;
  • Keeps mathematical theory to a minimum, uses solved examples to introduce new concepts and exercises to test mastery of them.


Control of Power Inverters Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Integration Advanced DC/AC Inverters Grid-Connected Microgeneration Systems Renewable Energy Systems and Distributed Power Generation

Authors and affiliations

  • Slobodan N. Vukosavic
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73277-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73278-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-3185
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-3193
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