IEEE LogoIEEE Banner -- FancyUK & RI Flags

IEEE United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland

 Power Electronics Chapter


Welcome to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Power Electronics Chapter Web Page


Photovoltaic Generation and Solar Energy Converters

By Prof. Joan Peracaula

Barcelona, Spain

Co-sponsored by the IEEE PELS Distinguished Lecturers Program

Date: 27 April 2005, Time: 14:00

Buffet Lunch 13:00-14:00

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University  

 Byrom St Campus, Liverpool

Admission Free, All Welcome

 Topics to be covered in the lecture: 
  • Photovoltaic generation
  • Photovoltaic cell characteristics
  • DC/DC converters for photovoltaic simple applications
  • Isolated plants for local consumers
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking(MPPT)
  • Grid connected plants
  • DC/AC Converters for isolated or grid-connected plants
  • Power electronics topologies for DC/AC converters
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Some low and medium power practical realisations.

About the speaker: 

Prof. Peracaula received his PhD from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain) in 1963. His industrial experience includes time with AEG Spain and ASEA Spain. In the period from 1985 till 1987 he was the Director of the National Institute for Microelectronics. His academic career spans a period of 40 years. He has led as the Principal Investigator more than 30 large research and R&D projects and has published extensively in his areas of expertise, which include variable speed electric drives and power electronics.

Event Details: Contact the event organiser, Prof Emil Levi, Liverpool John Moore University, Email:

General Enquiries: Contact Salah  Khanniche, School of Engineering, University of Wales Swansea,  Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Tel: +44 1792 295 421, Fax: +44 1792 295441, Email:  

Full presentation is now available (P1-5,P2-5,P3-5,P4-5,P5-5)

Please select a link below.

Home Button UK & RI Flags

Webmaster: m.s.khanniche (