Off-Grid System Converters and Controllers

  • Henry Louie


Off-grid systems make use of a variety of converters and controllers to condition and facilitate the flow of power from source to load. This chapter begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of power electronics that are important to understanding converters and controllers: solid-state switches, pulse width modulation, and harmonics and distortion. The operating principles, applications, and practical considerations of several converters particularly relevant to off-grid systems are presented, including DC–DC converters, maximum power point trackers, solar and AC battery chargers, rectifiers, automatic voltage regulators, electronic load controllers, and inverters.


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  • Henry Louie
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  1. 1.Electrical and Computer EngineeringSeattle UniversitySeattleUSA

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