Analyse the control techniques of power electronics for renewable energy systems

Learning Outcome 1: Analyse the control techniques of power electronics for renewable energy systems
Learning Outcome 2: Analyse the applications of power electronics in renewable energy applications
Learning Outcome 3: Determine the industrial application of power electronic converters
Learning Outcome 4: Analyse the power electronic converter topologies and their principles of operation
Learning Outcome 5: Simulate a simple power converter for a typical renewable energy system using a standard software package such as Matlab/Simulink (or equivalent)
Learning Outcome 6: Critically analyse the use of the power converter selected above for a renewable energy application
Learning Outcome 7: Critically evaluate the dynamic performance of integrating renewable energy sources to the smart grid network using a standard industrial based software, such as Matlab/Simulink software (or equivalent)

Task 1: Analyse the applications of power electronics in renewable energy applications
• Briefly describe the role of power electronic in modern technologies.
• What types of converters use in renewable energy systems? See examples below.
Power converters in Wind turbine.

• Briefly discus the power quality issues in converters (Discuss only one type of converter such as DC-DC converter in PV Cell)

Task 2
Determine the industrial application of power electronic converters.
Power electronic is completely embedded in modern industry. Power electronic applications involves power supplies, inverters, converters, battery chargers, temperature control and variable speed motors.Power electronic is widely being used in environmental control and renewable energy systems.Other industrial applications of power electronics include electrical vehicle, defence and aerospace and utility systems such as HVDC (high voltage direct current) and FACTS (flexible AC transmission systems).Types of converters use in power electronics.DC-DC, AC-DC and DC-AC.

What are the industrial applications of these converters?

Task 3 Power electronic converter topologies and their principles of operation.

A) Design and simulate a boost converter. Briefly explain the operation of your circuit, the explanation should conclude the following technical information.
• Why you have chosen the value of 2.7mH for your circuit.
• What is the function of MOSFET and diode in this circuit.
• Why the output voltage is not droping down to zero.

B) Design and simulate a buck converter. Briefly explain the operation of your circuit, the explanation should conclude the following technical information.
• What is the function of the inductor in this circuit.
• What is the function of chosen transistor in this circuit.
• How the voltage can be further reduced in this circuit.

Task 4:
You have just taken a new position as an electronic engineer at a small company that makes a variety of electrical/electronic products. Your supervisor has given you a task to research on types of converters, which are widely used in renewable energy systems. You will also need to critically analyse the use of power converters used in renewable energy application.
Critical analysis should include the following information.
• What are the main differences in the application of your chosen converters?
• What type of converter will be best suited for solar and wind renewable energy system and why?
• Your report should include a detailed explanation of each type of converter, there application, components being used and circuit diagram.