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Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems, Transportation and Industrial Applications: Book Introduction
With emphasis on the importance and long-term viability of Power Electronics for Renewable Energy, this book brings together the state of the art knowledge and cutting-edge techniques in various stages of research. The topics included are not currently available for practicing professionals and aim to enable the reader to directly apply the knowledge gained to their designs. The book addresses the practical issues of current and future electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and focuses primarily on power electronics and motor drives based solutions for electric vehicle (EV). This book also explores new topics for further research needed world-wide, and defines existing challenges, concerns, and selected problems that comply with international trends, standards, and programs for electric power conversion, distribution, and sustainable energy development. It will lead to the advancement of the current state-of-the art applications of power electronics for renewable energy, transportation, and industrial applications and will help add experience in the various industries and academia about the energy conversion technology and distributed energy sources. technologies.
This book covers a wide range of power electronic components, renewable energy systems, smart grids, distributed generations, transportation systems, and other industrial areas. Power electronic components and applications are among the fastest growing engineering areas today and are keys in responding to our current environmental constraints and energy demands. This book integrates material in order to answer current problems and offer solutions for the growing commercial and domestic power demands.
The book is divided into three main parts:
- The Impact of Power Electronics for Emerging Technologies (Chapters 1–5);
- Power Electronics for Distributed Power Generation Systems (Chapters 6–11);
- Power Electronics for Transportations and Industrial Applications (Chapters 12–24).
The first chapter is written by the world-renowned power electronics expert Professor Bimal K. Bose, and is followed by a review of power electronics in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS), a chapter on smart grid concepts and technologies, and then a chapter on recent advances in power semiconductor technologies. Chapter 5 is the last in Part 1 and presents a new class of AC-link universal power converters.
The second part of the book begins with two chapters (Chapters 6 and 7) that provide an overview of renewable technologies, both of which are co-authored by the world-known specialist Professor Frede Blaabjerg; these chapters deal with power electronics for wind turbines and photovoltaic (PV) energy.
The next four chapters (Chapters 8–11) cover controllability analysis, distributed power generation, variable speed doubly fed induction machine (DFIM), and AC – DC – AC converters in renewable energy systems.
The third and largest part of the book begins with two chapters (Chapters 12 and 13) on transportation, including one on modern power electronic solutions for aircrafts and the other on electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
These two chapters are followed by a discussion and a presentation of multilevel converters (Chapter 14), multiphase matrix converters (Chapter 15), high-power factor rectifiers (Chapter 16), active power filters (Chapter 17), hardware-in-the-loop power electronic systems (Chapter 18), predictive control of converter-fed electric machines (Chapter 19), current source converters for drives (Chapter 20), reduction of common-mode (CM) voltage and bearing currents in pulse-width modulation (PWM)-fed drives, high-power indus- trial drives, modulation and control of single-phase grid-connected converters (Chapter 23), and, finally, impedance Z-source inverters (ZSI) and quasi-Z-source inverters (qZSI) (Chapter 24).
Table of content
The table of contents of the book is accessible at the following link.
To acquire this book, consult the global publishing company Wiley:
Haitham Abu-Rub, Mariusz Malinowski and Kamal Al-Haddad (2014). Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems, Transportation and Industrial Applications. Wiley, July 2014, 826 pages, ISBN: 978-1-118-63403-5.
You could consult this book at ÉTS library:
Haitham Abu-Rub is a professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar. His main research interests are energy conversion systems, including renewable and electromechanical systems.
Mariusz Malinowski is currently with the ICIE at Warsaw University of Technology (WUT). He is also an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.
Kamal Al Haddad
Kamal Al-Haddad is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at ÉTS. His research interests include electrical energy conversion, Power Electronics, power quality, harmonics and control.
Program : Electrical Engineering
Research laboratories : GREPCI – Power Electronics and Industrial Control Research Group