Semesters Offered

Topics Covered

  • Solar energy conversion systems: overview of solar energy conversion systems, characteristics ofphotovoltaic (PV) systems, PV models and equivalent circuits, sun tracking systems, maximum power point tracking (MPPT) techniques, power electronic interfaces for PV systems, sizing the PV panel and battery pack in stand-alone PV applications.
  • Wind energy conversion systems: overview of wind energy conversion systems (horizontal and vertical systems), fundamentals of wind energy harvesting systems, wind turbines and different electrical machines in wind applications, reference frame transformation, induction generator models, synchronous generators and dynamic model of SG, power converters in wind applications (AC voltage controllers and interleaved converters), wind energy system configurations (variable speed and fixed speed WECS), fixed speed induction generator operation principle, variable speed WECS with squirrel cage induction generators, variable speed WECS with synchronous generators.