Renewable energy systems: Technology overview and perspectives

Frede Blaabjerg, Dan M. Ionel, Yongheng Yang, Huai Wang

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    In this chapter, essential statistics demonstrating the increasing role of renewable energy generation are first discussed. A state-of-the-art review section covers the fundamentals of wind turbine and photovoltaic (PV) systems. Schematic diagrams illustrating the main components and system topologies are included. Also, the increasing role of power electronics is explained as an enabler for renewable energy integration and for future power systems and smart grids. Recent examples of research and development, including new devices and system installations for utility power plants and for residential and commercial applications, are provided. Fuel cells, solar thermal, wave generators, and energy storage systems are also briefly presented and illustrated. Challenges and future trends for the technologies in 2025 are summarized in a table for onshore and offshore wind energy; solar power, including PV and concentrating solar power; wave energy; fuel cells; and storage with batteries and hydrogen, respectively. Recommended further readings on topics of electric power engineering for renewable energy are included in the final section.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publicationRenewable Energy Devices and Systems with Simulations in MATLAB and ANSYS
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9781498765831
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017


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