Power Electronics – Key Technology for Renewable Energy Systems – Status and Future

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The energy paradigms in many countries (e.g.
Germany and Denmark) have experienced a significant change
from fossil-based resources to clean renewables in the past few
decades. The scenario of highly penetrated renewables is going to
be further enhanced. This requires that the production,
distribution and use of the energy should be as technological
efficient as possible and incentives to save energy at the end-user
should also be streng-thened. In order to realize the transition
smoothly and effectively, energy conversion systems, currently
based on power electronics technology, will again play an
essential role. Using highly efficient power electronics in power
generation, power transmission/ distribution and end-user
application, together with advanced control solutions, can pave
the way for renewable energies. In view of this, some of the most
emerging renewable energies, e.g. wind energy and photovoltaic,
which by means of power electronics are changing character as a
major part in the electricity generation, are explored in this
paper. Issues like technology development, implementation,
power converter technologies, control of the systems, and
synchronization are addressed. Special focuses are paid on the
future trends in power electronics for those systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 3rd International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems (EPECS)
Number of pages7
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication date2013
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-0688-8, 978-1-4799-0687 -1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event3rd International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2 Oct 20134 Oct 2013


Conference3rd International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2013


  • Power electronics
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Photovoltaic Systems
  • Wind turbine systems
  • Reliability
  • Advanced control
  • Ancillary services

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