370.060 Renewable Energy Power Electronic Converters
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to classify, design and use power electronic converters for applications in renewable energy systems in the basic functions and structures. This concerns to current circuit topologies and operation modes as well as to analysis methods and components, in particular semiconductor devices. In addition, control methods and general control engineering approaches for reliable operation of such converter systems in practice.

Subject of course

Analysis and simulation of state-of-the-art single and three-phase power electronic circuits for renewable energy systems and industrial applications.
Implementation of PV and wind power plants and appropriate control and filter strategies.
Applicability of modern (Silicon-Carbide, Gallium-Nitride) semiconductor technology in comparison to relevant and reliable state-of-the-art concepts (IGBT, Si-MOSFETs).
Simulation of a common power electronics issue using a commercialized simulation tool.
Remark: Course held in German language!

Teaching methods

Explanation and discussion, calculation of exercises, simulation of converters

Mode of examination


Additional information

Projected dates 2021:

1. lect. Th 4.3 - 14:00-17:15 (Online - TUWEL)

2. lect. Fr 5.3 - 14:00-17:15 (Online - TUWEL)

3. lect. Th 11.3 - 14:00-17:15 (Online - TUWEL)

4. lect. Th 18.03 - 17:00-20:15 (Online - TUWEL)

5. lect. Th 25.03 - 14:00-17:15 (Online - TUWEL) - shifted to Fr 26.03 - 16:00-19:15 (Online - TUWEL)

Optional: Q&A session 



Examination modalities

orally and submission of a simulation task / project thesis

Course registration

Not necessary



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in power electronics (e.g., by visiting course 372.033 or comparable)