Green Energy and Technology

Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems

An Introduction to Theory, Modeling with MATLAB/SIMULINK, and the Role of Soft Computing Techniques

Authors: Sumathi, S., Ashok Kumar, L., Surekha, P.

  • Each chapter includes “Learning Objectives” at the start, a “Summary” at the end and helpful Review Questions
  • Includes MATLAB/SIMULINK models of different control strategies for power conditioning units in the context of Solar PV
  • Presents soft computing techniques for Solar PV and WECS, as well as MATLAB/SIMULINK models, e.g. for wind turbine topologies and grid integration
  • Covers hybrid solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems with converters and MATLAB/SIMULINK models
  • Reviews harmonic reduction in Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems in connection with power quality issues
  • Covers fuel cells and converters with implementation using MATLAB/SIMULINK
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About this Textbook

This textbook starts with a review of the principles of operation, modeling and control of common solar energy and wind-power generation systems before moving on to discuss grid compatibility, power quality issues and hybrid models of Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS). MATLAB/SIMULINK models of fuel cell technology and associated converters are discussed in detail. The impact of soft computing techniques such as neural networks, fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms in the context of solar and wind energy is explained with practical implementation using MATLAB/SIMULINK models.

This book is intended for final year undergraduate, post-graduate and research students interested in understanding the modeling and control of Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems based on MATLAB/SIMULINK.

- Each chapter includes “Learning Objectives” at the start, a “Summary” at the end and helpful Review Questions

- Includes MATLAB/SIMULINK models of different control strategies for power conditioning units in the context of Solar PV

- Presents soft computing techniques for Solar PV and WECS, as well as MATLAB/SIMULINK models, e.g. for wind turbine topologies and grid integration

- Covers hybrid solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems with converters and MATLAB/SIMULINK models

- Reviews harmonic reduction in Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems in connection with power quality issues

- Covers fuel cells and converters with implementation using MATLAB/SIMULINK

About the authors

Dr.S. Sumathi has pursued her B.E. (Electronics and Communication Engineering), M.E. (Applied Electronics) and PhD (Data Mining). She has a teaching experience of 24 years. Currently she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. She has published about 46 Technical papers in reputed National and International Journals and 52 papers in National and International Conferences. In addition, she has authored 5 books with leading publishers like Springer-Verlag and CRC press. She is a recipient of several awards from Institution of Engineers and ISTE. Her areas of specialization are Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems and Genetic Algorithms, Pattern Recognition and Classification, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, Operating systems and Parallel Computing.

Dr. L. Ashok Kumar has completed his B.E. (EEE), ME (Electrical Machines) MBA (HRM) PhD (Wearable Electronics). He has both teaching and industrial experience of 17 years. At present he is working as a Professor in the Dept. of EEE, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He has got 16 research projects from various Government funding agencies. He has published 72 Technical papers in reputed National and International Journal and presented 77 research articles in International and National Conferences. He is a recipient of many National and International Awards. He is a member of various National & International Technical bodies like ISTE, IETE, TSI, BMSI, ISSS, SESI, SSI CSI & TAI. His areas of specializations are Wearable Electronics, Power Electronics & Drives and Renewable Energy Systems.

Dr. P. Surekha completed her B.E. (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), M.E. (Control Systems) and Ph.D (Computational Intelligence). Her experience includes 10 years with a combination of teaching and industry. She is presently working in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, PES University, Bangalore. She has published 22 technical papers in International Journals and 16 papers in National and International conferences. Along with journals, to her credit, she has published 3 books with publishers like Springer-Verlag and CRC Press. Her areas of interest include Robotics, Virtual Instrumentation, Mobile Communication and Computational Intelligence.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sumathi, S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-58

  • Application of MATLAB/SIMULINK in Solar PV Systems

    Sumathi, S. (et al.)

    Pages 59-143

  • Soft Computing Techniques in Solar PV

    Sumathi, S. (et al.)

    Pages 145-245

  • Wind Energy Conversion Systems

    Sumathi, S. (et al.)

    Pages 247-307

  • Soft Computing Techniques in Wind Energy Conversion Systems

    Sumathi, S. (et al.)

    Pages 309-390

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14941-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14940-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36693-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Theory, Modeling with MATLAB/SIMULINK, and the Role of Soft Computing Techniques
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14941-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14941-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14940-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36693-7
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 790
Number of Illustrations and Tables
343 b/w illustrations, 334 illustrations in colour
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