Solar Energy: Integration of Photovoltaic Systems in Microgrids

MOOC
Solar Energy: Integration of Photovoltaic Systems in Microgrids
Language
English
Duration
2 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Solar Energy: Integration of Photovoltaic Systems in Microgrids
What will you learn?
Difference between a microgrid, a passive distribution grid and a virtual power plant
Ancillary services provided by microgrids and PV
Operation of centralized and decentralized control, forecasting, and evaluation of different market policies through a case study
Operation of active power control and voltage regulation
Different layouts and topologies of microgrids and power electronic components, and the role of power electronics converters in microgrids
Microgrid protection, adaptive protection, and the consequences of using a fault current source and fault current limitation
Main motivations and challenges for the implementation of DC microgrids
Verified learners will have the added benefit of evaluating different strategies to control multiple inverters and to analyze local control to improve stability.
About the course

Photovoltaic systems are often placed into a microgrid, a local electricity distribution system that is operated in a controlled way and includes both electricity users and renewable electricity generation. This course deals with DC and AC microgrids and covers a wide range of topics, from basic definitions, through modelling and control of AC and DC microgrids to the application of adaptive protection in microgrids. You will master various concepts related to microgrid technology and implementation, such as smart grid and virtual power plant, types of distribution network, markets, control strategies and components. Among the components special attention is given to operation and control of power electronics interfaces.

You will be familiarized with the advantages and challenges of DC microgrids (which are still in an early stage). As a verified learner you will also have the opportunity to master the topic of microgrids through an exercise in which you will evaluate selected pilot sites where microgrids were deployed. The evaluation will take the form of a simulation assignment and include a peer review of the results.

This course is part of the Solar Energy Engineering MicroMasters program designed to cover all physics and engineering aspects of photovoltaics: photovoltaic energy conversion, technologies and systems.

Program
Solar Energy: Integration of Photovoltaic Systems in Microgrids
Learn how to integrate a photovoltaic system into a microgrid of your design.
Solar Energy: Integration of Photovoltaic Systems in Microgrids
Learn how to integrate a photovoltaic system into a microgrid of your design.
Solar Energy: Integration of Photovoltaic Systems in Microgrids
Learn how to integrate a photovoltaic system into a microgrid of your design.
Lecturers
Seyedmahdi Izadkhast
Seyedmahdi Izadkhast
Postdoctoral fellow researcher, DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage TU Delft
Laura Ramirez
Laura Ramirez
Assistant Professor of Energy Conversion TU Delft
Pavol Bauer
Pavol Bauer
Full Professor, Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy TU Delft
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