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Modeling, Identification and Control Methods in Renewable Energy Systems

  • Nabil Derbel
  • Quanmin Zhu

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Rim Ben Ammar, Abdelmajid Oualha
    Pages 25-46
  3. Nesrine Boujelben, Ferdaous Masmoudi, Mohamed Djemel, Nabil Derbel
    Pages 85-103
  4. Yasmine Ihedrane, Chakib El Bekkali, Badre Bossoufi, Manale Bouderbala
    Pages 105-129
  5. Aroua Slimen, Hatem Tlijani, Mehdi Dhaoui, Rached B. Younes
    Pages 151-165
  6. Basma Boujoudi, Elm’kaddem Kheddioui, Nadia Machkour, Mohammed Bezza
    Pages 205-226
  7. L. Benaaouinate, M. Khafallah, A. Mesbahi, A. Martinez, T. Bouragba, D. Breuil
    Pages 227-244
  8. Aida Chérif, Djamila Zehar, Nabil Derbel, Claude Richard
    Pages 245-263
  9. Youssef Berrada, Abderrahim El-Amrani, Ismail Boumhidi
    Pages 265-280
  10. Nour EL Yakine Kouba, Mohamed Boudour
    Pages 281-314
  11. Amina Tamer, Azeddine Bendiabdellah, Bilal Djamal Eddine Cherif, Djillali Toumi
    Pages 315-332
  12. Hassane Mahmoudi, Marouane El Azzaoui, Chafik Ed-Dahmani
    Pages 333-355
  13. Hassane Mahmoudi, Chafik Ed-Dahmani, Marouane El Azzaoui
    Pages 357-372

About this book


Most of the research and experiments in the fields of modeling and control systems have spent significant efforts to find rules from various complicated phenomena by principles, observations, measured data, logic derivations. The rules are normally summarized as concise and quantitative expressions or “models”. “Identification” provides mechanisms to establish the models and “control” provides mechanisms to improve system performances.

This book reflects the relevant studies and applications in the area of renewable energies, with the latest research from interdisciplinary theoretical studies, computational algorithm development to exemplary applications. It discusses how modeling and control methods such as recurrent neural network, Pitch Angle Control, Fuzzy control, Sliding Mode Control and others are used in renewable systems. It covers topics as photovoltaic systems, wind turbines, maximum power point tracking, batteries for renewable energies, solar energy, thermal energy and so on. This book is edited and written by leading experts in the field and offers an ideal reference guide for researchers and engineers in the fields of electrical/electronic engineering, control system and energy.


Photovoltaic systems wind turbines maximum power point tracking batteries for renewable energies solar energy thermal energy Mathematical model Fuzzy logic Simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Nabil Derbel
    • 1
  • Quanmin Zhu
    • 2
  1. 1.Sfax Engineering SchoolUniversity of SfaxSfaxTunisia
  2. 2.University of the West of EnglandBristolUK

About the editors

Nabil Derbel is Professor in Control Systems Theory at the Electrical Engineering Department of The "National Engineering School of Sfax", University of Sfax, Tunisia. He received his engineering Diploma from the "Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Sfax" in 1986, the "Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies" in Automatic control from the "Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse" in 1986, the "Doctorat d'Université" degree from the "Laboratoire d'Automatique et d'Analyse des Systèmes de Toulouse" in 1989, and the "Doctorat d'Etat" degree from the" Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tunis". His current interests include: Optimal Control, Sliding Mode Control, Complex Systems, Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks. He is the author and the co-author of more than 80 papers published in international Journals and of more than 500 papers published in international conferences. Currently, Professor Derbel is associate editor of International Journal of Modeling, Identification and Control, the editor of International Journal of Digital Signals and Smart Systems, and co-editor (and co-founder) of Transactions on Systems, Signals & Devices, an International Journal, which has been renamed in 2017 as Advances in Systems, Signals & Devices. He has edited a book for Springer entitled "Applications of sliding mode control", in 2017.

Quanmin Zhu is Professor in control systems at Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. He obtained his MSc. in Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 1983 and PhD in Faculty of Engineering, University of Warwick, UK in 1989. His main research interest is in the area of nonlinear system modelling, identification, and control. He has published over 160 papers on these topics and provided consultancy to various industries. Currently Professor Zhu is acting as member of editorial board of International Journal of Systems Science, member of editorial board of Chinese Journal of Scientific Instrument, editor (and founder) of International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, and editor of International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology.

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