13M011PFN - Design of photovoltaic systems

Course specification
Course title Design of photovoltaic systems
Acronym 13M011PFN
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition Electrical Circuit Theory, Power Converters, Renewable Energy Resources
The goal Obtaining knowledge about the concept and the elements for photovoltaic power conversion. Structure of power converters for this purpose, including topologies, characteristics and measuring, control and protection elements, and selection of microcontrollers.
The outcome Knowledge about the elements of photovoltaic systems, payback period, off-grid solutions, grid connected systems, possible applications, control and algorithms implemented in power converters, design of photovoltaic equipment and other components of connection electrical installation.
URL to the subject page
URL to lectures
Contents of lectures Solar cells. Power Converters. Control: MPP tracking, Control of the voltage on bulk capacitor, PLL, Current control. Detection of grid outage, detection of electric arc. Digital controllers and state flow control. Optimization of hybrid power supply (solar, wind, batteries, diesel-electric generator), using solar calculator. Design of PV systems using commercial equipment.
Contents of exercises Package of 3 laboratory exercises on hardware (grid current controller, PLL, islanding detection). Package of 2 laboratory exercises related to the simulation with state flow control, grid current control, PLL, bulk capacitor voltage control, MPPT). Visit of one grid connected PV system in operation.
  1. (Original title)
  2. Georgijevic, N., Jankovic, M., Srdic, S., Radakovic, Z. (2016): The Detection of Series Arc-Fault in Photovoltaic Systems Based on the Arc Current Entropy, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 31, Issue 8, pp. 5917-5930, doi: 10.1109/TPEL.2015.2489759 (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
2 1 1
Methods of teaching Classical lectures and numerical exercises, computer simulations, solutions for the design and embeeded programming of control and protection algorithms.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures Test paper 70
Practical lessons 30 Oral examination
Seminars 0