Chair of Power Electronics

Electrical conversion of regenerative energy


Because of limited fossile energy resources of the world and increased use of regenerative energy is required. In this lecture the regenerative energies, the methods to convert them into electrical energy, where at present they can be used most variable, as well as its transport and storage are presented. As reference, the generation of electrical energy from fossile fuels is taken.

  • Introduction
  • Energy budget of the world
  • Nonregenerative energies and their conversion
  • Water energy and its conversion
  • Solar energy and its conversion
  • Wind energy and ist conversion
  • Other regenerative energies
  • Transport and storage of energy


    Recommended literature

    Kleemann, Manfred; Meliß, Michael: Regenerative Energiequellen. Springer, Berlin, 1993.

    Goetzberger, A.; Voß, B.; Knobloch, J.; Sonnenergie: Photovoltaik; Teubner, Stuttgart,1997.

    Gasch, Robert: Windkraftanlagen; Teubner, Stuttgart,1996.

    Kugeler, Kurt; Phlippen, Peter-W.: Energietechnik - Technische, ökonomische, ökologische Grundlagen. Springer, Berlin, 1993.

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