23 January 2008

Call for papers: Applications of Power Electronics in Wind and Solar Energy

Call for papers: Applications of Power Electronics in Wind and Solar Energy

A special issue of International Journal of Power Electronics

Renewable energy sources are experiencing a rapid growth due to environmental concerns and rising costs of fossil fuels. Although, they provide many benefits, their high penetration has introduced many technical challenges and issues, including power quality, reliability, safety and protection, load management, power generation intermittency, grid interconnections and control, new regulations, and grid operation economics.

This Special Issue deals with the applications of power electronics in wind and solar energy systems to alleviate the above problems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Power converter topologies and controls for wind turbines and solar PV systems
  • Operation and control of energy storage units integrated with wind turbines and solar PVs
  • Modelling and simulation of wind and solar power electronics converters
  • Grid interconnections issues including power quality and reactive power control
  • Protection, islanding, and low voltage ride through capabilities
  • Power electronics interface and control for wind turbine doubly-fed induction and PM synchronous generators
  • Operation and control of wind turbines and solar PVs for distributed generations
  • Wind and solar power electronics systems prognostics and diagnostics
  • Wind and solar power intermittency solutions and load management
  • Intra-wind farm safety, protection, and power control
  • New trends in wind and solar energy conversion
  • Small wind turbine and solar PV systems for residential applications
Important Dates
Paper due: 30 April, 2008
Acceptance notification: 15 June, 2008
Final paper version due: 15 July, 2008

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