PES/IAS June 15: Peak Power Tracking for Solar Arrays

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies
is proud to cosponsor a talk hosted by the

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Control Systems Society

Speaker: Dr. Ping Hsu, Professor, San Jose State

Location: Qualcomm Building B – Café, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara

When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016: 6:30 pm
Event Details:
RSVP: Registration required at Eventbrite
Cost: Free with advance registration
About the talk:

This presentation introduces the basic theory and implementation methods of peak power tracking of photo-voltaic (PV) systems.   An overview of major components of such a system and their characteristics and functionality is introduced first.  Different PV loading and power conversion methods and a Perturb-and-Observe peak power tracking scheme is discussed.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Hsu graduated from St. Johns and St. Mary’s Institute of Technology, Taiwan (presently, St. John’s University) in 1978. In 1980, he graduated from Southern Methodist University with MSEE degree and, in 1988, from University of California, Berkeley with Ph.D., in Electrical Engineering. He joined the faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign after graduation from Berkeley. In 1990, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at San Jose State University. At SJSU, he served as the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering from 2001 to 2007, Interim Dean from 2012 to 2013, and is presently a professor in the EE department. His research interests includes: control theory, robotics, embedded systems, power electronics, and power systems. His recent research work is in the area of wind turbine control.


Steve Jordan
Chairman, IEEE, SCV, IAS/PES

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