Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Systems Chapter uri icon


  • 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. All rights reserved. This chapter presents a comprehensive overview of grid-connected PV systems, including power curves, grid-connected configurations, different converter topologies (both single-and three-phase), control schemes, MPPT, and anti-islanding detection methods. The focus of the chapter has been on the mainstream solutions available in the PV industry, in order to establish the current state-of-the-art in PV converter technology. Some examples of commercial PV converters have been included for this purpose. In addition, some recently introduced concepts on multilevel converter-based PV systems for large-scale PV plants have been discussed, along with trends, challenges, and possible future scenarios of PV converter technology.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kouro, S., Wu, B., Abu-Rub, H., & Blaabjerg, F.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Kouro, Samir||Wu, Bin||Abu-Rub, Haitham||Blaabjerg, Frede

Book Title

  • Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems, Transportation and Industrial Applications

publication date

  • May 2014