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International Journal of Power Electronics
International Journal of Power Electronics


Special Issue on: "Applications of Power Electronics in Wind and Solar Energy"

Editor in Chief: Dr. S. Paramasivam, ESAB Engineering Services limited, India
Guest Editor: Dr. Adel Nasiri, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Dr. M. Vasudevan, Vestas RRB India Ltd, India

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.

Subject Coverage
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

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Paper due: 30 May, 2008

Acceptance notification: 15 July, 2008

Final paper version due: 15 Aug, 2008