1. Introduction

  1. Remus Teodorescu1,
  2. Marco Liserre2 and
  3. Pedro Rodríguez3

Published Online: 19 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470667057.ch1

Grid Converters for Photovoltaic and Wind Power Systems

Grid Converters for Photovoltaic and Wind Power Systems

How to Cite

Teodorescu, R., Liserre, M. and Rodríguez, P. (2011) Introduction, in Grid Converters for Photovoltaic and Wind Power Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470667057.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Aalborg University, Denmark

  2. 2

    Politecnico di Bari, Italy

  3. 3

    Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057513

Online ISBN: 9780470667057



  • wind power development;
  • renewable energies, largest growth areas - compared with coal and lignite energy;
  • emerging countries and environmental concerns of US and the EU - energy increases, renewable energy sources in future energy scenario;
  • wind power development - grid-connected wind systems, rapidly developed and increased penetration of wind power (WP);
  • wind energy penetration, total amount of wind energy produced annually (TWh) - divided by gross annual electricity demand (TWh);
  • global annual installed wind power;
  • wind power, installed worldwide by 2009 - and forecast until 2014;
  • fluctuating wind power dispatch - as a ‘disturbance’ in system, reserve capacity for balancing purposes;
  • photovoltaic power development - worldwide cumulative and annual photovoltaic (PV) power installed, according to EPIA;
  • grid converter, key element in grid integration of WT and PV systems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Wind Power Development

  • Photovoltaic Power Development

  • The Grid Converter – The Key Element in Grid Integration of WT and PV Systems

  • References