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Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Technologies
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Technologies' is a course offered in the M. Tech. in Power & Energy Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus.

Introduction to converters for renewable energy systems, DC-DC converters: Buck, boost, buck-boost, Ćuk converters: operation and waveforms in CCM and DCM. Forward, fly-back and push-pull converter circuits, half bridge, full bridge converters. Resonant DC-DC converters: operating principle, waveforms. Converter control: PWM, closed loop control, feed forward and current mode control. Driver circuits: unipolar, bipolar and isolated drives. Simulation of DC-DC converters with close loop control. Inverters: Overview, three phase converters, rectifier and inverter modes of operation for RL load. Inverter Control: PWM inverter modulation strategies, unipolar and bipolar switching scheme, sine wave PWM, space vector modulation, multi-level inverter - basic topology and waveform, improvement in harmonics. Converters in standalone power systems, Grid connected inverters. Simulation of inverter with different modulation strategies. Dynamic characteristics of power semiconductor switches: MOSFET, IGBT – switching trajectory and losses. Snubbers: turn-off and turn-on snubbers. Magnetic design: inductor and transformer design. Simulation: Snubber implementation in converter circuits. Laboratory Experiments in above modules

  • Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland and William P. Robbins, “Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design”, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
  • L. Umanand, “Power Electronics: Essentials and Applications”, Wiley India, 2009.
  • Erickson, Maksimovic, and Dragan “Fundamentals of Power Electronics”, Kluwer academic publishers, 2001.