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Dr. Sandeep Anand Gives CURENT Seminar on July 10

Dr. Sandeep Anand will present a seminar on Tuesday, July 10th at 3:30 pm in MHK 435. 

Presenter: Dr. Sandeep Anand, Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India

When: Tuesday, July 10th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST

Location: Min H. Kao Building, Room 435

Title: Recent Trends and Challenges in Solar Inverters

Abstract: Solar Photovoltaics (PV) is one of the fastest growing renewable energy resource and is being integrated into distribution systems worldwide due to its easy installation and cost competitiveness. Inverters play an important role in extracting, processing and feeding the power to the grid. Over the last decade, various interesting topologies and control methods have led to improvements in its performance. With increasing penetration of solar PV in distribution system, new challenges such as reliability, extraction efficiency, reactive power etc. are gaining importance. This seminar will focus on the recent advancements in solar PV string inverters. It will start with an overview to the solar PV scenario in the world. Topics related to circuit topologies such as leakage currents, conversion efficiency and power decoupling will be discussed. Reliability and health monitoring of various components of inverters will be introduced as potential areas for future research. The solutions to some of these problems, found at Power Electronics for Renewable Integration (PERI) Lab at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India, will be presented. Joint projects carried out with the participation of various industries in this area, will also be discussed.

Bio: Sandeep Anand (S’10–M’13–SM’16) received the B.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) Bombay, Mumbai, India, in 2007 and 2013, respectively. He has previously worked with Emerson Network Power, Mumbai, India, and Cosmic Circuits Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru, India. Since 2013, he is an Assistant Professor at I.I.T. Kanpur. Currently, he is visiting Washington State University (WSU), Pullman, WA, US for Summer 2018. His research interests are power electronic converters for solar PV integration and microgrids.