Modeling and Control of Renewable Energy Systems
Our research on the modeling and control of renewable energy systems. We focus on PV system, cognitive hybrid lighting systems, and recently, control problems in plasma gasification of biomass.
- 12/7/2014. Fractional-order adaptive minimum energy cognitive lighting control strategy for the hybrid lighting system by Chun Yin, Brandon Stark, YangQuan Chen, Shou-ming Zhong, Erik Lau published at
- 12/5/2014. Woonki Na, PhD, Assistant Professor,Electrical and Computer Engineering, California State University, Fresno will give a research seminar on 12/5/2014 Fri. (SE2-224) 1:30-2:30. Title "Controls of Power Converters for Energy Systems and Electric Vehicle Applications" - me-seminar-fall14-dec-5-woonki-na-flyer.doc
- 11/1/2014. UC Solar 2014 Symposium, poster "The Robust Heliotropic Servo Design for Concentrated Photovoltaic Systems (HCPVS)" by Jiba Nath Dahal, Brandon Stark, Brennan Stevenson, Kevin Stow-Parker, Blair Macleod, and YangQuan Chen
- 2014-2015. Occupant-engaged high-performance building energy efficiency (EE). Human-in-the-loop control of EE buildings.
- Visiting scholar XB Jia (March 2014 - March 2015).
- 3/2/2014. International Journal of Photoenergy paper published. "BICO MPPT: A Faster Maximum Power Point Tracker and Its Application for Photovoltaic Panels" by Hadi Malek and YangQuan Chen. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/586503
- Woody biomass community scale workshop Oct 22 2013 @ UCMerced. Facility tour to Phoenix Energy, Merced guided by Greg Stangl,
- Chun Yin, Brandon Stark, YangQuan Chen*, Shou-Ming Zhong. “Minimum Energy Cognitive Lighting Control: Stability Analysis and Experiments” ASME IDETC 2013, IEEE/ASME MESA2013. Portland, OR, Augsut 4-8, 2013. (Best Paper Award)
- C Yin, B Stark, YQ Chen, S Zhong. Adaptive minimum energy cognitive lighting control: Integer order vs fractional order strategies in sliding mode based extremum seeking. Mechatronics 23 (7), 863-872
- Hadi Malek, YangQuan Chen. "Fractional Order Power Point Tracking", US Non-provisional patent 20130268219, Docket Number: P12002.02. App No.: 13/859,394. (April 2013). Filed Apr 9, 2012.
- Chun Yin, YangQuan Chen*, Shou-Ming Zhong. “Energy Optimization By Extremum-Seeking: Three Classes Of Methods And Experimental Comparisons For Photovoltaic and Lighting Systems” 2013.
- Application of fractional order current controller in three phase grid-connected PV systems.H Malek, S Dadras, YQ Chen. American Control Conference (ACC), 2014, 5224-5229.
- A single-stage three-phase grid-connected photovoltaic system with fractional order MPPT. H Malek, YQ Chen. Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2014 Twenty
Last updated: 3/2/2014. 11/1/2014.