Session 3A — Lectures by Fellows/Associates
VA Raghunathan, RRI, Bengaluru
My contributions to research on solar PV technology View Presentation
Solar PV Technology has emerged as the front runner in mankind's search for a non-polluting and abundant source of energy to replace the conventional fossil fuels. However, the use of solar PV poses sevral challenges, which include the highly non-linear electrical characteristics of the solar PV source and the intermittent nature of solar radiation. The latter gets further complicated due to non- uniform insolation and mis-matched characteristics of the PV modules constituting the solar PV source. The talk will focus on the power electronic solutions to these challenges, where the speaker will highlight some representative circuit topologies and control schemes that he has been working on.