University of Calgary

ENEL 672 - Power Electronics for Renewable Energy - Winter 2023

Characterization of fundamental circuit elements. Switch-mode power conversion principles. Direct current-to-direct current converters. Passive and active rectifiers. Grid-connected and stand-alone direct current-to-alternating current inverters. Characterization of renewable energy sources. Fundamentals of power electronics control. Maximum power extraction. Energy storage. Architectures for renewable energy systems.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • (3-0)


  • Admission to the MEng (course-based) program.


  • Credit for Electrical Engineering 672 and 661 or 585 will not be allowed.


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