Design and Integration of Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Converters


Martin Ordonez, Emanuel Serban and Francisco Paz


Renewable energy systems, especially solar photovoltaic (PV), are growing at an unprecedented pace and pairing them with energy storage systems (ESS) is crucial. Successful system integration depends on the careful balance between cost and functionality. This seminar covers the design and integration of PV with ESS to extend system features beyond the limits of the current technology. Three aspects of PV+ESS are covered:  1) Design and Optimization of Power Converters for PV, 2) PV+ESS Integration, and 3) PV+ESS System Design Through Optimization. Industry-standard practices and an introduction of advanced techniques that yield better performance and extend functionality are discussed.