Chair of Power Electronics

Renewable Energy Systems


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marco Liserre and staff

Target group:

Students of the master courses “Electrical and Information Engineering” and “Electrical and Information Engineering and Business Management”

Recommended prerequisites:

Introduction to electrical energy technology, Power Electronics I


3 SWS (2 SWS lecture, 1 SWS exercise), 4 ECTS
English (lecture), English/German (exercises)


Due to the increasing energy demand, especially in emerging countries, and environmental concerns, the penetration of renewable energies and distributed electric power generation is changing the face of the power system. The course covers those aspects that do not imply a deep knowledge of power electronics converters but that are anyway crucial for their proper design.

Topics overview:

  • Basic principles of Wind and Photovoltaic
  • MPPT for Wind and Photovoltaic
  • PV-system and PV-park: design procedure
  • WT-system and WT-park: design procedure
  • Grid connection requirements
  • Fault Ride Through
  • Islanding
  • Ancillary services
  • Storage and hybrid systems
  • Microgrid
  • HVDC

Remus Teodorescu, Marco Liserre, Pedro Rodriguez “Grid Converters for Photovoltaic and Wind Power Systems”, Wiley-IEEE, ISBN 8-0-470-05751-3, January 2011.

Nicola Femia, Giovanni Petrone, Giovanni Spagnuolo, Massimo Vitelli: “Power Electronics and Control Techniques for Maximum Energy Harvesting in Photovoltaic Systems”, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis group, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4665-6416-9.

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  • Our research is focused on the design of high efficient and reliable PWM-based power converter architectures (single-cell, multi-cell, multilevel), their modelling and control to exploit commercial as well as new power semiconductor devices with minimum over design.
    We develop controllers for electric drives and we are particularly skilled in the integration of renewable energy systems into the electric grid.
    Please discover our expertise looking to our recent projects.

    HEART - The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer
    Further Research Projects