# Renewable Energy & Advanced Power Electronics Research Lab

# Publications

M. B. Shadmand, S. Jain, and R. S. Balog, “Auto-Tuning Technique for the Cost Function Weight Factors in Model Predictive Control for Power Electronics Interfaces,” *IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JSTPE)*, vol. 7, no. 2 pp. 1408-1420, June 2019.

H. Zhang, X. Li, and R. S. Balog, “Hybrid Hysteresis Current Control and Low Frequency Current Harmonics Mitigation Based on Proportional Resonant in DC/AC Inverter,” *IET Power Electronics*, vol. 11, no. 13, pp. 2093 – 2101, 23 Aug 2018.

W. Liang, Y. Liu, B. Ge, H. Abu-Rub, R. S. Balog, and Y. Xue, “Double-Line-Frequency Ripple Model, Analysis & Impedance Design for Energy Stored Single-Phase Quasi-Z Source Photovotaic System,” *IEEE Trans on Ind Elect*, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 3198-3209, April 2018.

S. Jain, M. B. Shadmand, and R. S. Balog, “Decoupled Active and Reactive Power Predictive Control for PV Applications using a Grid-tied Quasi-Z-Source Inverter,” *IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE)*, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 1769-1782, December 2018.

B. Ge, X. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Liu, R. S. Balog, H. Abu-Rub, and L. Alpuerto, “Direct Instantaneous Ripple Power Predictive Control for Active Ripple Decoupling of Single-Phase Inverter,” *IEEE Trans on Ind Elect*, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 3165 – 3175, April 2018.

H. Zhang, X. Li, B. Ge, and R. S. Balog, “Capacitance, DC Voltage Utilization and Current Stress: Comparison of Double Line Frequency Ripple Power Decoupling for Single Phase Systems,” *IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine*, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 37-49, 21 September 2017.

M. B. Shadmand, M. Mosa, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “Model Predictive Control of a Capacitor-less Matrix Converter Based STATCOM,” *IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics*, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 796-808, June 2017.

M. B. Shadmand, X. Li, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “Constrained Decoupled Power Predictive Controller for a Single-phase Grid-tied Inverter,” *IET Renewable Power Generation*, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 659-668, 12 April 2017.

M. Mosa, M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “Efficient Maximum Power Point Tracking using Model Predictive Control for Photovoltaic Systems under Dynamic Weather Condition,” *IET Renewable Power Generation*, vol. 11, no. 11, pp. 1401-1409, 11 July 2017.

M. Mosa, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “High Performance Predictive Control of Quasi Impedance Source Inverter,” *IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics*, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 3251 – 3262, April 2017.

M. Metry, M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “MPPT of Photovoltaic Systems Using Sensorless Current-Based Model Predictive Control,” *IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications*, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 1157-1167, March/April 2017.

X. Li, H. Zhang, M. B. Shadmand, and R. S. Balog, “Model Predictive Control of Voltage Source Inverter with Seamless Transition between Islanded and Grid-connected Operations,” *IEEE Trans on Ind Elect*, vol. 64, no. 10, pp. 7906-7918, October 2017.

S. Liu, B. Ge, Y. Liu, H. Abu-Rub, R. S. Balog, and H. Sun, “Modeling, Analysis, and Parameters Design of LC-Filter-Integrated Quasi-Z-Source Indirect Matrix Converter,” *IEEE Trans on Pwr Elect*, vol. 31, no. 11, pp. 7544-7555, Nov. 2016.

B. Ge, Y. Liu, H. Abu-Rub, R. S. Balog, F. Z. Peng, H. Sun, and X. Li, “An Active Filter Method to Eliminate DC-Side Low-Frequency Power for a Single-Phase Quasi-Z-Source Inverter,” *IEEE Trans on Ind Elect*, vol. 63, no. 8, pp. 4838-4848, Aug 2016.

B. Ge, Y. Liu, H. Abu-Rub, R. S. Balog, F. Z. Peng, S. McConnell, and X. Li, “Current Ripple Damping Control to Minimize Impedance Network for Single-Phase Quasi-Z Source Inverter System,” *IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics*, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 1043-1054, June 2016.

S. Bayhan, H. Abu-Rub, and R. S. Balog, “Model Predictive Control of Quasi-Z Source Four-Leg Inverter,” *IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics*, vol. 63, no. 7, pp. 4506 – 4516, July 2016.

Z. Wang and R. S. Balog, “Arc Fault and Flash Signal Analysis in DC Distribution Systems Using Wavelet Transformation,” *IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid*, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 1955-1963, July 2015.

M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. A. Rub, “Auto-Tuning Technique for the Cost Function Weight Factors in a Model Predictive Controller for a STATCOM by Matrix Converter,” *IEEE Transactions on Industry Application*, submitted for review, 15 Nov 2015.

M. Mosa, M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. A. Rub, “Efficient Maximum Power Point Tracking for High Gain DC-DC Converter using Model Predictive Control for Photovoltaic Systems,” *IEEE Trans on Pwr Elect*, Submitted for review, March 2015, revision and re-submitted, June 2015, Preparing a new submission October 2015.

M. Mirjafari, S. Harb, and R. S. Balog, “Multiobjective Optimization and Topology Selection for a Module-Integrated Inverter,” *IEEE Trans on Pwr Elect*, vol. 30, no. 8, pp. 4219-4231, Aug 2015.

E. Gonzalez, R. S. Balog, and L. B. Kish, “Resource requirements and speed versus geometry of unconditionally secure physical key exchanges,”*Entropy*, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 2010-2024, April 2015.

S. Essakiappan, H. S. Krishnamoorthy, P. Enjeti, R. S. Balog, and S. Ahmed, “Multilevel Medium Frequency Link Inverter for Utility Scale Photovoltaic Integration,” *IEEE Trans on Pwr Elect*, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 3674-3684, July 2015.

M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and M. D. Johnson, “Predicting Variability of High Penetration Photovoltaic Systems in a Community Microgrid by Analyzing High Temporal Rate Data,” *IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy – Invited Paper for the Special Issue on Microgrids for Sustainable Energy Systems*, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 1434-1442, Oct. 2014.

M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “Model Predictive Control of PV Sources in a Smart DC Distribution System: Maximum Power Point Tracking and Droop Control,” *IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Invited paper for the special issue of Advanced Distributed Control of Energy Conversion Devices and Systems*, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 913-921, Dec 2014.

M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, “Multi-Objective Optimization of Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid System for Community Smart DC Microgrid,” *IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid – Invited paper, Special Issue on DC Distribution Systems*, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 2635-2643, Sept. 2014.

M. Mirjafari, R. S. Balog, and R. Turan, “Multi-Objective Optimization of the DC-DC Stage of a Module-Integrated Inverter Based on an Efficiency Usage Model,” *IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics*, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 906-914, May 2014.

M. Mirjafari and R. S. Balog, “A Survey of Modeling Techniques Used in Optimization of Power Electronic Components,” *IET Power Electronics*, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1192-1203 May 2014.

P. Mazumdar, P. N. Enjeti, and R. S. Balog, “Analysis and Design of Smart PV Modules,” *IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE)*, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 451-459, Sept. 2014.

A. Davoudi, J. M. Guerrero, F. Lewis, R. Balog, B. Johnson, W. Weaver, L. Wang, C. Edrington, R. Blasco-Gimenez, A. Dominguez-Garcia, and M. Chow, “Guest Editorial Advanced Distributed Control of Energy Conversion Devices and Systems,” *IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion*, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 819-822, Dec 2014.

D. Balakrishnan and R. S. Balog, “Digital Control of a VAR Compensator Based on a Matrix Converter and Inductive Storage,” *IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion*, submitted for review – 09 February 2014.

Z. Wang and R. S. Balog, “Arc Fault and Flash Detection in DC Distribution Systems Using Wavelet Transformation,” *IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid – Special Issue on DC Distribution Systems*, abstract accepted, full paper invited, submitted 14-Aug-2013, revise and resubmit 24-Sep-2013, due 23-Nov-2013, abandoned – authors failed to meet revisions deadline.

S. Harb, M. Mirjafari, and R. S. Balog, “Ripple-Port Module-Integrated Inverter for Grid-Connected PV Applications,” *IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications*, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 2692-2698, Nov.-Dec. 2013.

S. Harb and R. S. Balog, “Reliability of Candidate Photovoltaic Module-Integrated-Inverter (PV-MII) Topologies – A Usage Model Approach,” *IEEE Trans on Pwr Elect*, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 3019-3027, June 2013.

E. Gonzalez, L. B. Kish, R. S. Balog, and P. Enjeti, “Information Theoretically Secure, Enhanced Johnson Noise Based Key Distribution over the Smart Grid with Switched Filters,” *PLoS ONE*, vol. 8, no. 7, pp. e70206, 25 July 2013.

R. S. Balog and P. T. Krein, “Coupled Inductor Filters: A Basic Filter Building Block,” *IEEE Trans on Pwr Elect*, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 537-546, Jan 2013.

P. T. Krein, R. S. Balog, and M. Mirjafari, “Minimum Energy and Capacitance Requirements for Single-Phase Inverters and Rectifiers Using a Ripple Port,” *IEEE Trans on Pwr Elect*, vol. 27, no. 11, pp. 4690 – 4698, Nov. 2012.

A. Bidram, A. Davoudi, and R. S. Balog, “Control and Circuit Techniques to Mitigate Partial Shading Effects in Photovoltaic Arrays,” *IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics*, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 532-546, July 5, 2012.

R. S. Balog, W. W. Weaver, and P. T. Krein, “The Load as an Energy Asset in a Distributed DC SmartGrid Architecture,” *IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid*, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 253-260, March 2012.

R. S. Balog and P. T. Krein, “Bus Selection in Multibus DC Microgrids,” *IEEE Trans on Pwr Elect*, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 860-867, March 2011.

J. W. Kimball, B. T. Kuhn, and R. S. Balog, “A System Design Approach for Unattended Solar Energy Harvesting Supply,” *IEEE Trans on Pwr Elect*, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 952-962, April 2009.

R. S. Balog, Z. Sorchini, J. W. Kimball, P. L. Chapman, and P. T. Krein, “Modern laboratory-based education for power electronics and electric machines,” *IEEE Transactions on Power Systems*, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 538-547, May 2005.

R. S. Balog and P. T. Krein, “Commutation technique for high-frequency link cycloconverter,” *IEEE Power Electronics Letters*, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 101-104, Sept. 2005.

P. T. Krein, R. S. Balog, and G. Xin, “High-frequency link inverter for fuel cells based on multiple-carrier PWM,” *IEEE Trans on Pwr Elect*, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 1279-1288, Sept. 2004.

B. Fahimi, A. Kwasinski, A. Davoudi, R. S. Balog, and M. Kiani, “Charge It!,” *IEEE Power and Energy Magazine*, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 54-64, July/August 2011.

R. S. Balog and J. W. Kimball, “Printed Circuit Board Design for Power Electronics,” *IEEE Power Electronics Society Newsletter*, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 10-12, 4th Quarter 2006.

R. Balog, P. T. Krein, and D. C. Hamill, “Coupled Inductors: A Basic Filter Building Block,” *Electrical Manufacturing Coil Winding Association News*, Winter 2002.

W. Rohouma, R. S. Balog, A. A. Peerzada, and M. M. Begovic, “Design and implementation of a Capacitor-less D-STATCOM for Power Quality Improvement in Low Voltage Network,” in *IEEE 13th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering (CPE-POWERENG)*, 2019.

W. Rohouma, R. S. Balog, A. A. Peersada, and M. Begovic, “Performance Evaluation of a Capacitor-less D-STATCOM for Power Quality Enhancement Under Dynamic Loads,” in *GCC Power 2019 Conference and Exhibition*, Oman, 2019.

W. Rohouma, R. S. Balog, A. A. Peersada, and M. Begovic, “Application of Capacitor-less D-STATCOM for Harmonic Power Mitigation in a Distribution Network,” in *GCC Power 2019 Conference and Exhibition*, Oman, 2019.

W. Rohouma and R. S. Balog, “Development of a Capacitor-less D-STATCOM for Power Quality Improvement in Low Voltage Network,” presented at *IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics – ECCE Asia (ICPE 2019-ECCE Asia)*, 27-30 May 2019 – accepted for publication.

A. A. Peersada, M. Begovic, W. Rohouma, and R. S. Balog, “Impact of Small Load Variances and High Capacitive Photovoltaic Systems on Electromechanical Equipment in Electrical Distribution Systems,” in *GCC Power 2019 Conference and Exhibition*, Oman, 2019.

M. M. S. Metry and R. S. Balog, “Sensorless Current MPPT Technique for PV Energy Harvesting Systems in the GCC,” in *GCC Power 2019 Conference and Exhibition*, Oman, 2019.

M. Metry, M. Kim, and R. S. Balog, “A Hill-Climbing Optimization Approach for Closed-Loop Auto-Tuning of the Grid-Connected Ripple-Port Inverters,” presented at *IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics – ECCE Asia (ICPE 2019-ECCE Asia)*, 27-30 May 2019 – accepted for publication 1/30/2019.

M.Kim, T. Sekkat, M. Hornick, K. Orcutt, and R. S. Balog, “Two new commutation methods based on state machine for three phase HF ac link inverter with passive loads,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Baltimore, MD. USA, 2019.

M.Kim and R. S. Balog, “A PWM Method for Single-Phase Current-Sourced High Frequency AC Link Inverter with a Passive Load,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Baltimore, MD. USA, 2019.

M. Begovic, A. Peerzada, S. Mohan, W. Rohouma, and R. S. Balog, “Impact of Large Distributed Solar PV Generation on Distribution Voltage Control,” in *IEEE Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)*, Maui, Hawaii USA, 2019, pp. 3473-3482.

L. Alpuerto and R. S. Balog, “Modeling Methodology for Determining Energy Collection Potential of Photovoltaics Applied To Curved Surfaces,” in *IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) *Chicago, IL USA, 2019.

L. Alpuerto and R. S. Balog, “Energy Harvest Potential of Flexible Photovoltaics on Curved Surfaces,” in *IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)*, College Station, Texas USA, 2019.

S. Xiao, X. Li, H. Zhang, and R. S. Balog, “Active Power Decoupling Method Based on Dual Buck Circuit with Model Predictive Control,” in *IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, San Antonio. Texas USA, 2018, pp. 3089-3094.

S. Xiao and R. S. Balog, “An Improved Adaptive Perturb & Observe Maximum Power Point Tracking Technique,” in *IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)*, College Station, Texas USA, 2018.

S. Xiao and R. S. Balog, “An Improved Hierarchy and Autonomous Control for DC Microgrid Based on both Model Predictive and Distributed Droop Control,” in *IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, San Antonio. Texas USA, 2018, pp. 3319-3325.

B. Tuncel, B. G. Akinoglu, T. Ozden, and R. S. Balog, “Thermal Modeling and Verification of PV Module Temperature and Energy Yield Using Outdoor Measurements for Ankara, Turkey,” in *IEEE 2018 International Conference on Photovoltaic Science and Technologies (PVCON)*, Ankara, TURKEY, 2018.

S. M. Said, B. Hartmann, M. M. Aly, M. Mosa, and R. S. Balog, “Comparison between Operating Modes of Distributed Generation on Voltage Profile and Stability of Distribution Systems,” in *IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)*, College Station, Texas USA, 2018.

W. Rohouma, R. S. Balog, A. A. Peerzada, and M. M. Begovic, “D-STATCOM for a Distribution Network with Distributed PV Generation,” in *IEEE 2018 International Conference on Photovoltaic Science and Technologies (PVCON)*, Ankara, TURKEY, 2018.

W. Rohouma, R. S. Balog, A. A. Peerzada, and M. M. Begovic, “Capacitor-Less D-STATCOM for Reactive Power Compensation,” in *IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics, and Power Engineering (CPE-POWERENG) 2018*, Doha, Qatar, 2018.

A. A. Peerzada, M. M. Begovic, R. S. Balog, and W. Rohouma, “Challenges of Harmonic Power in Distribution Networks,” in *Qatar Foundation Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC’18)*, Doha, Qatar, 2018.

M. M. S. Metry and R. S. Balog, “A Model Parity Study on the Model Predictive Control Based Sensorless Current Mode,” in *IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics, and Power Engineering (CPE-POWERENG) 2018*, Doha, Qatar, 2018.

M. M. S. Metry and R. S. Balog, “A Parameter Mismatch Study on Model Predictive Control Based Sensorless Current Mode,” in *IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)*, College Station, Texas USA, 2018.

M. Kim and R. S. Balog, “THD Analysis for a High Frequency Link SCR-Based PWM Inverter,” in *IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)*, College Station, Texas USA, 2018.

M. E. Ekin, R. S. Balog, and B. G. Akinoglu, “Reliability Assessment of Single-phase Module-Integrated Power Electronics Based on the Thermal Modeling of Photovoltaic Modules,” in *IEEE 2018 International Conference on Photovoltaic Science and Technologies (PVCON)*, Ankara, TURKEY, 2018.

R. S. Ameen and R. S. Balog, “Flexible and Scalable Photovoltaic Curve Tracer,” in *IEEE 2018 International Conference on Photovoltaic Science and Technologies (PVCon)*, Ankara, Turkey, 2018, pp. 1-4.

R. Ameen and R. S. Balog, “Simple and Affordable Photovoltaic Curve Tracer,” presented at *IEEE 2018 International Conference on Photovoltaic Science and Technologies (PVCON)*, 4-6 July 2018.

S. Xiao, M. Shadmand, and R. S. Balog, “Model Predictive Control of Multistring PV Systems with Battery Backup in a Community DC Microgrid,” in *IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, Tampa, Florida, 2017, pp. 1284-1290.

M. B. Shadmand, M. Mirjafari, and R. S. Balog, “Optimal Sizing of Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid System for Community Living Environment and Smart Grid Interaction,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Cincinnati, OH USA, 2017, pp. 5545-5551.

M. B. Shadmand, S. Jain, S. P. Nanduri, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “Direct Decoupled Active and Reactive Predictive Power Control of Grid-tied Quasi-Z-Source Inverter for Photovoltaic Applications,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Cincinnati, OH USA, 2017, pp. 4582-4588.

M. Mosa, R. S. Balog, H. Abu-Rub, and M. Elbuluk, “A Modified Symmetric and Asymmetric Multilevel Power Inverter with Reduced Number of Power Switches Controlled by MPC,” in *IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, Tampa, Florida, 2017, pp. 488-493.

M. Metry, Y. Liu, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “Model Predictive Control for Maximum Power Point Tracking of Quasi-Z-Source Inverter Based Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Power System,” in *IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2017)*, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2017, pp. 1657-1662.

Z. Demircioğlu, H. Nasser, R. S. Balog, and R. Turan, “Effect of Laser Wavelength on AZO Surface Texturing by Direct Laser Processing / Patterning for Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells Applications,” in *Fall Meeting & Exhibit of the Materials Research Society*, Boston, Massachusetts USA, 2017, pp. 1411-1418.

A. Bashaireh, M. Mosa, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “Optimum number of cascaded multilevel inverters for high-voltage applications based on Pareto analysis,” in *IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)*, College Station, Texas USA, 2017, pp. 1-6.

R. S. Balog, “First-Principles Thermal Model for PV Modules Suitable for Reliability and Module-Integrated Power Electronics Design,” in *Desert PV Module Workshop*, Doha, Qatar, 2017.

H. Zhu, Z. Wang, S. McConnell, P. Hatton, R. S. Balog, and J. Johnson, “High Fidelity “Replay” Arc Fault Detection Testbed,” in *IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Portland, Or, 2016, pp. 1767 – 1772.

H. Zhu, Z. Wang, and R. S. Balog, “Real Time Arc Fault Detection in PV Systems Using Wavelet Decomposition,” in *IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Portland, Or, 2016, pp. 1761-1766.

H. Zhang, B. Ge, Y. Liu, S. Bayhan, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “Comparison of GaN and SiC Power Devices in Application to MW-scale Quasi-Z-Source Cascaded Multilevel Inverters,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 2016.

S. Xiao, M. Metry, M. Trabelsi, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “A Model Predictive Control Technique for Utility-Scale Grid Connected Battery Systems Using Packed U Cells Multilevel Inverter,” in *IEEE Annual Conference of Industrial Electronics Society (IECON)*, Florence, Italy, 2016, pp. 5953 – 5958.

Z. Wang and R. S. Balog, “Arc Fault and Flash Detection in Photovoltaic Systems Using Wavelet Transform and Support Vector Machines,” in *IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Portland, Or, 2016, pp. 3275 – 3280.

M. Trabelsi, S. Bayhan, M. Metry, H. Abu-Rub, L. Ben-Brahim, and R. S. Balog, “An Effective Model Predictive Control for Grid Connected Packed U Cells Multilevel Inverter,” in *IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)*, Champaign, Illinois USA, 2016, pp. 1-6.

M. M. S. Metry, S. Bayhan, and R. S. Balog, “33-Level Single-Phase SubMultilevel Inverter for Grid-Connected Photo-Voltaic Systems Using Model Predictive Control,” in *Proceedings of the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference *2016, vol. 2016 1.

M. Metry, M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “A Variable Step-Size MPPT for Sensorless Current Model Predictive Control for Photovoltaic Systems,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 2016, pp. 1-8.

M. Metry, S. Bayhan, M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. A. Rub, “Sensorless Current Model Predictive Control for Maximum Power Point Tracking of Single-Phase subMultilevel Inverter for Photovoltaic Systems,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 2016, pp. 1-8.

M. Metry, S. Bayhan, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “Model Predictive Control for PV Maximum Power Point Tracking of Single-Phase submultilevel Inverter,” in *IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)*, Champaign, Illinois, 2016, pp. 1-8.

Y. Liu, Y. Liu, H. Abu-Rub, B. Ge, R. S. Balog, and Y. Xue, “Model Predictive Control of a Matrix-Converter Based Solid State Transformer for Utility Grid Interaction,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 2016, pp. 1-6.

Y. Liu, B. Ge, H. Abu-Rub, H. Zhang, and R. S. Balog, “Comparison of SiC and GaN Devices for Front-End Isolation of Quasi-Z-Source Cascaded Multilevel Photovoltaic Inverter,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 2016, pp. 1-6.

W. Liang, B. Ge, Y. Liu, H. Abu-Rub, R. S. Balog, and Y. Xue, “Modeling, Analysis, and Impedance Design of Battery Energy Stored Single-Phase Quasi-Z-Source Photovotaic Inverter System,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 2016, pp. 1-6.

X. Li, S. Xiao, H. Zhang, R. S. Balog, and B. Ge, “Dual Buck-Based Power Decoupling Circuit for Single-Phase Inverter/Rectifier,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 2016, pp. 1-6.

M. Kim, M. Mosa, and R. S. Balog, “PWM Methods for High Frequency Voltage Link Inverter Commutation,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 2016, pp. 1-6.

M. Kim and R. S. Balog, “Commutation Technique for High Frequency Link Inverter without Operational Limitations and Dead Time,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 2016, pp. 1-8.

P. C. Hatton, M. Bathaniah, Z. Wang, and R. S. Balog, “Arc Generator for Photovoltaic Arc Fault Detector Testing,” in *IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Portland, Or, 2016, pp. 1702-1707.

B. Ge, X. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Liu, S. Bayhan, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “Direct Instantaneous Ripple Power Predictive Control for Active Ripple Decoupling of Single-Phase Inverter,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Milwaukee, Wi, USA, 2016, pp. 1-7.

S. Bayhan, M. Trabelsi, O. Ellabban, H. Abu-Rub, and R. S. Balog, “A Five-Level Neutral-Point-Clamped H-Bridge Quasi-Impedance Source Inverter for Grid-Connected PV Applications,” in *IEEE Annual Conference of Industrial Electronics Society (IECON)*, Florence, Italy, 2016, pp. 2502 – 2507.

L. Xiao, M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, “Model predictive decoupled power control for single-phase grid-tied inverter,” in *IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)*, Champaign, Illinois, 2015, pp. 1-7.

L. Xiao and R. S. Balog, “PLL-less robust active and reactive power controller for single phase grid-connected inverter with LCL filter,” in*IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2015, pp. 2154-2159.

M. B. Shadmand, M. Mosa, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, “Maximum power point tracking of grid connected photovoltaic system employing model predictive control,” in *IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2015, pp. 3067-3074.

M. B. Shadmand, X. Li, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, “Model predictive control of grid-tied photovoltaic systems: Maximum power point tracking and decoupled power control,” in *IEEE Workshop on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE)*, Doha, Qatar, 2015, pp. 1-6.

M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, “Auto-Tuning the Cost Function Weight Factors in a Model Predictive Controller for a Matrix Converter VAR Compensator,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Montreal, Canada, 2015, pp. 3807 – 3814.

M. Metry, M. B. Shadmand, Y. Liu, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, “Maximum Power Point Tracking of Photovoltaic Systems Using Sensorless Current-Based Model Predictive Control,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Montreal, Canada, 2015, pp. 6635-6641.

M. Metry, M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. A. Rub, “High Efficiency MPPT by Model Predictive Control Considering Load Disturbances for Photovoltaic Applications Under Dynamic Weather Condition,” in *IEEE Annual Conference of Industrial Electronics Society (IECON)*, Yokohama, Japan, 2015, pp. 4092 – 4095.

M. Metry, M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, “Sensitivity analysis to model parameter errors of MPPT by model predictive control for photovoltaic applications,” in *IEEE Workshop on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE)*, Doha, Qatar, 2015, pp. 1-6.

X. Li, H. Zhang, and R. Balog, “Control Strategy for Seamless Transfer Between Island and Grid-Connected Operation for a Dual-Mode Photovoltaic Inverter,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Montreal, Canada, 2015, pp. 5983-5990.

X. Li, M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, “A Harmonic Constrainted Minimum Energy Controller for a Single-Phase Grid-tied Inverter Using Model Predictive Control,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Montreal, Canada, 2015, pp. 5153-5159.

Z. Haiyu and R. S. Balog, “Loss analysis during dead time and thermal study of gallium nitride devices,” in *IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, Charlotte, NC USA, 2015, pp. 737-744.

E. Gonzalez, R. S. Balog, R. Mingesz, and L. B. Kish, “Unconditional security for the smart power grids and star networks,” in *IEEE 2015 International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF)*, 2015, pp. 1-4.

B. Ge, H. Abu-Rub, L. Yushan, and R. S. Balog, “Minimized Quasi-Z source network for single-phase inverter,” in *IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, Charlotte, NC USA, 2015, pp. 806-811.

B. Ge, H. Abu-Rub, Y. Liu, and R. S. Balog, “An active filter method to eliminate dc-side low-frequency power for single-phase quasi-Z source inverter,” in *IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, Charlotte, NC USA, 2015, pp. 827-832.

L. Xiao and R. S. Balog, “Analysis and comparison of two active anti-islanding detection methods,” in *IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS)*, College Station, Tx, 2014, pp. 443-446.

Z. Wang, S. McConnell, R. S. Balog, and J. Johnson, “Arc Fault Signal Detection – Fourier Transformation vs. Wavelet Decomposition Techniques using Synthesized Data,” in *IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Denver, Co, 2014, pp. 3239-3244.

B. Tian, S. Harb, and R. S. Balog, “Ripple-Port Integrated PFC Rectifier with Fast Dynamic Response,” in *IEEE 57th Int’l Midwest Symposium on Circuits & Systems*, College Station, Tx, 2014.

M. B. Shadmand, M. Mosa, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “An Improved MPPT Technique of High Gain DC-DC Converter by Model Predictive Control for Photovoltaic Applications,” in *IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, FortWorth, Tx, 2014, pp. 2993-2999.

M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu-Rub, “Maximum Power Point Tracking using Model Predictive Control of a Flyback Converter for Photovoltaic Applications,” in *IEEE Power and Energy Conference of Illinois (PECI)*, Urbana, Illinois, 2014.

M. B. Shadmand, R. S. Balog, and H. Abu Rub, “Model Predictive Control of a Capacitor-less VAR Compensator Based on a Matrix Converter,” in *Annual Conference of Industrial Electronics Society (IECON)*, Dallas, Tx, 2014, pp. 3311-3317.

M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, “Optimization of Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid System for Apartment Complexes,” presented at *2nd Annual Smart grid Workshop, TAMU*, 08 April, 2014.

M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, “Remote Photovoltaic Power Supply,” presented at *Summer Institute on Flooding, Center for Emergency Informatics*, 03-05 Jun, 2014.

S. McConnell, Z. Wang, R. S. Balog, and J. Johnson, “Evaluation Method for Arc Fault Detection Algorithms,” in *IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Denver, Co, 2014, pp. 3201-3206.

H. Zhang, X. Liu, M. Kedia, and R. S. Balog, “Photovoltaic Hybrid Power Harvesting System for Emergency Applications,” in *IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Tampa, FL, 2013, pp. 2902-2907.

H. Zhang and R. S. Balog, “Experimental Verification of Energy Harvest from Non-Planar Photovoltaic Surfaces,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Denver, CO, USA 2013, pp. 4481 – 4487.

Z. Wang and R. S. Balog, “Arc Fault and Flash Detection in DC Photovoltaic Arrays Using Wavelets,” in *IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Tampa, FL, 2013, pp. 1619-1624.

M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, “Mitigating Variability of High Penetration Photovoltaic Systems in a Community Smart Grid,” presented at *Southeastern Conference Symposium (SEC)*, February 2013.

M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, “A Design-Oriented Framework to Determine the Parasitic Parameters of High-Frequency Magnetics in Switching Power Supplies using Finite-Element Analysis Techniques,” presented at *IEEE Industrial Applications Society (IAS) Annual Meeting*, 06-10 October 2013.

M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, “Optimizing Energy Storage to Mitigate Variability of Renewable Energy and Improve Resiliency of the Electricity,” in *Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technology (EESAT) 2013*, San Diego, CA, 2013.

M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, “Design Considerations for Long-Term Remote Photovoltaic-Based Power Supply using Non-Planar Photovoltaic Surfaces,” in *invited paper, IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST)*, Boston, Massachusetts, 2013, pp. 677 – 682.

M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, “Mitigating Variability of High Penetration Photovoltaic Systems in a Community Smart Microgrid using Non-Flat Photovoltaic Modules,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Denver, CO, USA, 2013, pp. 554 – 560.

M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, “A Finite-Element Analysis Approach to Determine the Parasitic Capacitances of High-Frequency Multiwinding Transformers for Photovoltaic Inverters,” in *IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)*, Champaign, IL, 2013, pp. 114-119.

M. Mirjafari, R. S. Balog, and R. Turan, “Multi-Objective Optimization of the DC-DC Stage of a Module-Integrated Inverter Based on an Efficiency Usage Model,” in *IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Tampa, FL, 2013, pp. 2914-2920.

P. Mazumdar, P. N. Enjeti, and R. S. Balog, “Analysis and Design of Smart PV Modules,” in *Proceedings, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, Long Beach, Ca, 2013, pp. 84-91.

S. Harb, H. Zhang, and R. S. Balog, “AC-Link, Single-Phase, Photovoltaic Module Integrated Inverter,” in *Proceedings, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, 2013, pp. 177-182.

S. Harb, M. Kedia, H. Zhang, and R. S. Balog, “Microinverter and String Inverter Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System – A Comprehensive Study,” in*IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Tampa, FL, 2013, pp. 2885-2890.

S. Harb and R. S. Balog, “Single-phase PWM rectifier with power decoupling ripple-port for double-line-frequency ripple cancellation,” in *Proceedings, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, Long Beach, CA, USA, 2013, pp. 1025-1029.

M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, “Optimization of Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid System for Apartment Complexes and other Community Living Environments by Minimizing Excess Capacity,” in *IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Austin, Tx, 2012, pp. 531-536.

M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, “Determination of Parasitic Parameters in a High Frequency Magnetic to Improve the Manufacturability, Performance, and Efficiency of a PV Inverter,” in *IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Austin, Tx, 2012, pp. 1368-1372.

M. B. Shadmand and R. S. Balog, “FEA Tool Approach for Determination of Parasitic Capacitance of the Windings in High Frequency Coupled Inductors Filters,” in *IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)*, Champaign, Illinois, 2012, pp. 1-5.

M. Mirjafari and R. S. Balog, “Multi-Objective Optimization of the Energy Capture and Boost Inductor Mass in a Module-Integrated Converter (MIC) Photovoltaic Energy System,” in *Proceedings, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, Orlando, Florida, 2012, pp. 2002 – 2007.

P. Mazumdar, H. S. Krishnamoorthy, I. Manickam, R. S. Balog, and P. N. Enjeti, “Decision Making Framework for Photovoltaic Cell Technologies using Six Sigma,” in *Proceedings, IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Austin, Tx, 2012, pp. 2449 – 2454.

P. Mazumdar, P. N. Enjeti, and R. S. Balog, “Smart PV Modules – Design Considerations,” in *IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems 2012 (PEDES 2012)*, Bengaluru, India, 2012, pp. 1 – 6.

H. S. Krishnamoorthy, P. Mazumdar, I. Manickam, R. S. Balog, and P. N. Enjeti, “Decision Making Framework for Solar Photovoltaic Power Conditioning Unit Topologies using Six Sigma,” in *Proceedings, IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Austin, Tx, 2012, pp. 1352-1356.

H. S. Krishnamoorthy, S. Essakiappan, P. Enjeti, R. S. Balog, and S. Ahmed, “A New Multilevel Converter for Megawatt Scale Solar Photovoltaic Utility Integration,” in *Proceedings, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, Orlando, Florida, 2012, pp. 1431-1438.

S. Harb, M. Mirjafari, and R. S. Balog, “Ripple-Port Module-Integrated Inverter for Grid-Connected PV Applications,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2012, pp. 1115 – 1120.

S. Harb and R. S. Balog, “Reliability of a PV-Module Integrated Inverter (PV-MII): A Usage Model Approach,” in *IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)*, Austin, Tx, 2012, pp. 1756-1761.

S. Harb and R. S. Balog, “Reliability of Candidate Photovoltaic Module-Integrated-Inverter Topologies,” in *Proceedings, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, Orlando, Florida, 2012, pp. 898-902.

S. Essakiappan, H. Krishnamoorthy, P. Enjeti, R. S. Balog, and S. Ahmed, “Independent Control of Series Connected Utility Scale Multilevel Photovoltaic Inverters,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Raleigh, NC, 2012, pp. 1760 – 1766.

S. Essakiappan, H. Krishnamoorthy, P. Enjeti, R. S. Balog, and S. Ahmed, “A New Control Strategy for Megawatt Scale Multilevel Photovoltaic Inverters Under Partial Shading,” in *IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG)*, Aalborg, Denmark, 2012, pp. 336 – 343.

M. B. Shadmand, M. Pasupuleti, O. Kotun, and R. S. Balog, “Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid System with Battery Backup Optimized for the State of Texas,” presented at *Young Engineers and Scientists Symposium: Alternative Energies – A Global Perspective*, a NSF supported workshop at Texas A&M Univeristy, Jan 10-12, 2011.

M. B. Shadmand, M. Pasupuleti, and R. S. Balog, “Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid System with Battery Back-up Optimized for Apartment Complexes and other Community Living Environments,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Phoenix, AZ, 2011, pp. 3626-3632.

M. Mirjafari and R. S. Balog, “Multi-Objective Design Optimization of Renewable Energy System Inverters using a Descriptive Language for the Components,” in *Proceedings, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, Forth Worth, TX, 2011, pp. 1838-1845.

M. Mirjafari and R. S. Balog, “Multi-Objective Design Optimization of Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Systems,” presented at *Energy Forum 2011: Energy Security and Sustainability – Global Challenges*, 1-2 Feb 2011.

A. Karavadi and R. S. Balog, “Usage-Model for Reliability Prediction of Power Electronics in Photovoltaic Energy Systems,” presented at *Energy Forum 2011: Energy Security and Sustainability – Global Challenges*, 1-2 Feb 2011.

A. Karavadi and R. S. Balog, “Novel non-Flat PV Module Geometries and Implications to Power Conversion,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Phoenix, AZ, 2011, pp. 7-13.

S. Harb and R. S. Balog, “Multi-Physics Modeling and Design Optimization for Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Systems,” presented at *Energy Forum 2011: Energy Security and Sustainability – Global Challenges*, 1-2 Feb 2011.

S. Essakiappan, P. Enjeti, R. S. Balog, and S. Ahmed, “Analysis and mitigation of common mode voltages in photovoltaic power systems,” in *IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, Phoenix, AZ, 2011, pp. 28-35.

S. J. Castillo, R. S. Balog, and P. Enjeti, “Predicting Capacitor Reliability in a Module-Integrated Photovoltaic Inverter Using Stress Factors from an Environmental Usage Model,” presented at *IEEE North American Power Symposium (NAPS)*, 26-28 Sept. 2010.

D. Balakrishnan and R. S. Balog, “Load-Side VAR Compensation without the Reliability Problems of a Capacitor-Based Solution for a Distributed Energy System,” presented at *4th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources*, 6-20 Dec 2010.

D. Balakrishnan and R. S. Balog, “Capacitor-less VAR Compensator Based On Matrix Converter,” presented at *IEEE North American Power Symposium (NAPS)*, 26-28 Sept. 2010.

P. T. Krein and R. S. Balog, “Cost-Effective Hundred-Year Life for Single-Phase Inverters and Rectifiers in Solar and LED Lighting Applications Based on Minimum Capacitance Requirements and a Ripple Power Port,” in *Proceedings, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)*, 2009, pp. 620-625.

R. S. Balog, Y. Kuai, and G. Uhrhan, “A Photovoltaic Module Thermal Model Using Observed Insolation and Meteorological Data to Support a Long Life, Highly Reliable Module-Integrated Inverter Design by Predicting Expected Operating Temperature,” in *Proceedings, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)*, 2009, pp. 3343-3349.

## Invited Seminars and Lectures

“Electrical Modelling and Power Electronics for Photovoltaic Systems,” distinguished lecture, GÜNAM International Summer School and Workshop on Photovoltaic Science and Technology, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, June 15, 2016.

“Pixelization approach for BIPV applications of flexible substrate PV film,” invited presentation, NSF / TUBITAK supported Energy Harvesting and Storage for Sustainable and Energy Efficient Buildings of the Future workshop, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, January 27, 2014.

“Making Solar Power (Photovoltaic) Affordable,” 4th Annual Alternative Energy Symposium, Hosted by the Rutgers University Engineering Society, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, November 6, 2013.

“Solar (Photovoltaic) Power,” invited presentation, U.S.-Turkmenistan Business Forum, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, April 30, 2013.

“Energy Conversion Interface Requirements for Photovoltaic Systems,” invited seminar, Turkmenistan Oil and Gas Institute, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, April 30, 2013.

“Energy Conversion Interface Requirements for Photovoltaic Systems,” invited seminar, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, August 2, 2012.

“Advanced Power Electronics for Grid-Integration and Energy Harvesting for Flexible / Conformal Photovoltaic Materials,” invited seminar, University of Texas at Arlington, Tx, March 22, 2012.

“Power Electronics Requirements for Conformal PV Material,” invited seminar, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, August 4, 2011.

“Commutation Technique for an AC-link Inverter Suitable for a Fuel Cell or Photovoltaic-Based Distributed Energy System,” invited seminar, University of California at Irvine, March 22, 2007.

## Tutorials

R. S. Balog, “Power Electronics Balance-of-System Requirements for Non-Planar Photovoltaic Systems,” presented at IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), June 2013.

R. S. Balog, “Power Electronics Balance-of-System Requirements for Non-Planar Photovoltaic Systems,” presented at IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), June 2012.

R. S. Balog, P. Enjeti, and A. Shehab, “Design Considerations for Photovoltaic Systems Installed on Curved Surfaces,” presented at IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Sept 2011.

R. S. Balog, “Technical Review and Assessment of PV Installation Test Facilities,” Texas A&M University, Technical Report TR-2012-00001-00, August 10, 2012

Cole Dietert and R. S. Balog, “Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems,” Texas A&M University, Technical Report TR-2010-00003-00, March 8, 2010.

R. S. Balog, “Characteristics and Requirements of Residential Photovoltaic Systems,” Prepared for Dow Solar Solutions, Dow Chemical Company, Technical Report TR-2010-00001-00, 2010.

John Nicholaus Kossa and R. S. Balog, “Dynamic Reconfiguration of Motor Windings to Improve Efficiency,” Texas A&M University, Technical Report TR-2010-00005-00, April 30, 2010.

T. Abdallah, R. Ducey, R. S. Balog, et al., “Control Dynamics of Adaptive and Scalable Power and Energy Systems for Military Micro Grids,” Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center of the US Army Corps of Engineers, report no. ERDC/CERL TR-06-35, Dec. 2006.

R. S. Balog, W. W. Weaver, and P. T. Krein, “Control Strategies to use the Load as a Dynamic Energy Asset in a Distributed Architecture,” presented at NSF EPNES Grantees Workshop, Dec. 2005.

R. S. Balog, et al., “‘Blue Box’ Power Electronics Control Modules for Laboratory-Based Education,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Technical Report CEME-TR-2004-02, Jun. 2004.

R. S. Balog, “Coupled Inductor: A Basic Filter Building Block Analysis, Simulation, and Examples,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Technical Report CEME-TR-2002-1, Apr. 2002.

P. T. Krein, R. S. Balog, et al., “Low-Cost 10 KW Inverter System for Fuel Cell Interfacing Based on PWM Cycloconverter,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Technical Report CEME-TR-01-3, Aug. 2001.

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