Abstract—This paper presents a case study about the practice
of using professional simulation and experimental tests in the
undergraduate and graduate students’ education and training.
A real renewable energy system including PV modules, boost
converter using maximum power tracking (MPPT) method and
batteries as energy storages was built up. Simulation tools
including Matlab and PSIM are used for PV modelling, MPPT
strategies evaluation. The use of simulation in lecture, tutorial
and laboratory exercises will help students understand fully the
operating principle of the electrical circuits. This real prototype
will help students appreciate the benefits of various MPPT
methods in a short period time. Results from the students’
performance in simulation and laboratory are presented to
verify the effectiveness of the proposed method.
Index Terms—Education, power electronics, industry-standard tools, simulation.
Huiqing Wen is with the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China (e-mail: Huiqing.Wen@xjtlu.edu.cn).
Cite: Huiqing Wen, "Education in the Sustainable Energy Based on Simulation and Laboratory Innovation: A Case Study," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 249-253, 2018.