Advanced DC/AC Inverters

Advanced DC/AC Inverters

Applications in Renewable Energy

eBook - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
"Renewable energy systems require a large number of converters/inverters. Many new types of inverters have been created in recent decades, and these circuits will largely improve the power factor and increase the power efficiency for the future. This book covers advances DC/AC inverters that are both concise and useful for engineering students and practicing professionals. It uses 150 diagrams to introduce more than 100 topologies of the advanced inverters originally developed by the authors. The book includes more than 50 new circuits"--

& Francis Publishing

DC/AC inversion technology is of vital importance for industrial applications, including electrical vehicles and renewable energy systems, which require a large number of inverters. In recent years, inversion technology has developed rapidly, with new topologies improving the power factor and increasing power efficiency. Proposing many novel approaches, Advanced DC/AC Inverters: Applications in Renewable Energy describes advanced DC/AC inverters that can be used for renewable energy systems. The book introduces more than 100 topologies of advanced inverters originally developed by the authors, including more than 50 new circuits. It also discusses recently published cutting-edge topologies.

Novel PWM and Multilevel Inverters

The book first covers traditional pulse-width-modulation (PWM) inverters before moving on to new quasi-impedance source inverters and soft-switching PWM inverters. It then examines multilevel DC/AC inverters, which have overcome the drawbacks of PWM inverters and provide greater scope for industrial applications. The authors propose four novel multilevel inverters: laddered multilevel inverters, super-lift modulated inverters, switched-capacitor inverters, and switched-inductor inverters. With simple structures and fewer components, these inverters are well suited for renewable energy systems.

Get the Best Switching Angles for Any Multilevel Inverter

A key topic for multilevel inverters is the need to manage the switching angles to obtain the lowest total harmonic distortion (THD). The authors outline four methods for finding the best switching angles and use simulation waveforms to verify the design. The optimum switching angles for multilevel DC/AC inverters are also listed in tables for quick reference.

Application Examples of DC/AC Inverters in Renewable Energy Systems

Highlighting the importance of inverters in improving energy saving and power-supply quality, the final chapter of the book supplies design examples for applications in wind turbine and solar panel energy systems. Written by pioneers in advanced conversion and inversion technology, this book guides readers in designing more effective DC/AC inverters for use in renewable energy systems.

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After describing traditional pulse-width modulation (PWM) inverters, this technical guide introduces new quasi-impedance source inverters, soft-switching PWM inverters, multilevel DC/AC inverters, trinary hybrid H-bridge multilevel inverters, laddered multilevel inverters, super-lift modulated inverters, switched capacitor inverters, and switched inductance inverters. Methods for determining the best switching angles help obtain the lowest total harmonic distortion, and two examples illustrate the design of a wind turbine system and a solar panel energy system. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2013
ISBN: 9781466511354
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 302 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Ye, Hong 1973-


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