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IJIET 2018 Vol.8(4): 249-253 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.4.1043

Education in the Sustainable Energy Based on Simulation and Laboratory Innovation: A Case Study

Huiqing Wen

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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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