"Recent Advances in Inverter and Battery Integration in PV Systems"
Issa Batarseh is currently a Professor of electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCF and serving as the director of the Florida Power Electronics Center. His research interests focus on power electronics and high-frequency, smart grid-tied PV energy conversion systems. His research team has been leading the design, development, and commercialization of smart microinverters and EV chargers. He has co-founded three start-up companies. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and AAAS, member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and has been inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Dr. Batarseh is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
In this talk, Dr. Batarseh will discuss the emerging disruptive technologies in solar and energy storage. He will present his research team’s efforts in solar energy conversion and power electronics integration in future energy storage systems. The talk will introduce new high efficiency multi-port inverter design with advanced GaN devices. He will discuss emerging PV+storage system integration technology to enable more resilient and interactive power grid. The talk will give an overview of current research activities of the Florida Power Electronics research group at the University of Central Florida.