Pr. Issa Batarseh
Abstract: Significant research progress has been made in advancing photovoltaic (PV) energy conversion technologies, LED lighting, energy storage, and smart micro-grid to enable smart-city solutions. Moreover, many studies point towards smart distributed storage as being the key for rapid increase in PhotoVolatic (PV) penetration for several reasons include (1) Support and enable the grid functions; (2) Load shifting and peak shaving; (3) Using excess converter thermal “headroom” for short-term emergency over-generation (5) Minimizing transmission and distribution losses; (6) Optimizing local energy production and consumption. This talk will discuss new and novel distributed, scalable and efficient integrated multi-PV panels, mini-inverter and energy storage into one unified architecture.
Biography: Dr. Issa Batarseh is Professor of Electrical and Computer engineering at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. Currently he is serving as the Director of the Energy System Integration Division at the Florida Power Electronics Center (FSEC). Dr. Batarseh is IEEE Fellow. His work focuses on developing innovative power electronic systems for grid-tied solar applications. The research goal is to design advanced inverter technologies to achieve high efficiency, low cost inverter topologies, enabled by advanced digital control strategies for enhanced performance, fault protection, system integration, and health monitoring for power grid.