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Photovoltaic Differential Power Processing for Efficiency and Reliability

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

The SFBAC (combined Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco, & Oakland/East Bay) IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) is very excited and honored to have Dr. Katherine Kim, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University, to speak on the topic of “Photovoltaic Differential Power Processing for Efficiency and Reliability”
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Abstract:
In photovoltaic (PV) systems connected to the AC power grid, traditional approaches employing series-connected PV panels with a single central converter often suffer from reduced efficiency and reliability due to partial shading or mismatch of PV cell characteristics. To address these challenges, the concept of differential power processing (DPP) converters has emerged, enabling independent maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of each PV panel while mitigating power loss under mismatched conditions. Various DPP system configurations are introduced and their advantages and trade-offs discussed. Additionally, recent research comparing bidirectional flyback and split-inductor boost converter topologies for PV-to-bus DPP systems is presented. Experimental results demonstrate a converter efficiency improvement of 14.7% over traditional flyback converters, offering promising avenues for enhancing the efficiency and reliability of PV systems.
About the Speaker:
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Dr. Katherine A. Kim received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in 2007. She received the M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in ECE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 and 2014, respectively. She was an Assistant Professor of ECE at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, South Korea, from 2014-2018. Since 2019, she has been an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. She received the IEEE PELS Award for Achievements in Power Electronics Education in 2022, the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award from IEEE PELS in 2019, and recognition as an Innovator Under 35 for the Asia Pacific Region by the MIT Technology Review in 2020. She is currently the IEEE PELS Vice President for Global Relations for 2024-2025.
Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/415504

Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/415504

Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/415504
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