Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Systems

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

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20 Citations (Scopus)


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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPower Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems, Transportation and Industrial Applications
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages39
ISBN (Electronic)9781118755525
ISBN (Print)9781118634035
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Anti-islanding detection
  • Dc-dc converter
  • Fractional open-circuit voltage
  • Fractional short-circuit current
  • Grid connected photovoltaic energy
  • Grid-tied converter
  • Incremental conductance
  • Maximum power point tracking
  • Multilevel inverter
  • Perturb and observe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Kouro, S., Wu, B., Abu-Rub, H., & Blaabjerg, F. (2014). Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Systems. In Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems, Transportation and Industrial Applications (pp. 160-198). Wiley Blackwell.