Photo-Voltaic Power, State of the Art & Future Trends
Speaker:Prof. Xuan San Cai
Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Date & Time:14 Jun 2007 (Thursday) 10:00 - 12:00
Venue:Auditorium II, Library, University of Macau


Fossil fuels are major cause of environmental destruction in pollutions. It has created much needed momentum for renewable energies, such as hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, fuel cell (hydrogen), ocean, etc. Photo Voltaic (PV) turns energy produced from the sun light into electricity as so called solar power source, which is a sustainable source of energy, enabling 100% renewable, zero emission,reliable and quiet electricity generation. The historical evolution, the state of the art and developing trends, and classification of the Photo Voltaic (PV) power technologies are presented in this paper. Power electronics playing an important role in the utilization of the solar PV light energies are also introduced. Finally the research aspects of the power electronics interface are given.