Heverton Augusto Pereira


Solar energy from photovoltaic panels is one of the world’s fastest-growing types of renewable energy. Electrical engineer Heverton Pereira’s job is to harness the full potential of the photovoltaic inverter, a panel component. Heverton holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the State University of Campinas and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a Formula 1 driver and driving for Ferrari. Today, the engineer happily follows Formula E electric cars, where he sees the future for human mobility.


Paving the Way for Next-Generation Photovoltaic Inverters: Advanced control techniques and grid support capabilities
Science / Engineering

In recent years, the rise of distributed generation, particularly those based on photovoltaic systems, has brought the electronic converter known as the photovoltaic inverter into the spotlight. This component’s primary role is to inject the active power produced by photovoltaic panels into the electrical grid. However, there’s potential for this converter to be further utilized to enhance the quality of electricity. To achieve this, photovoltaic inverters need to advance towards a concept referred to as multifunctionality. This multifunctionality encompasses not only active power injection but also active filter operation and reactive power compensation/injection. The introduction of these new functionalities could affect the lifespan of these devices. Consequently, this work proposes an assessment of the lifespan of these inverters to better gauge the impact of the multifunctional use of photovoltaic inverters.

Amount invested

R$ 100,000.00

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  • Topics
  • Electric energy
  • Photovoltaic inverter
  • Solar panels