Solar Energy - Power Optimizer

Solar Micro Converter/DC-DC Power Optimizer Solutions from Texas Instruments.

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Photovoltaic (PV) installations tied to the grid are usually built with arrays of modules connected in series to string inverters. A rapidly growing architecture, the micro-inverter, converts power from one PV module to the AC grid and is usually designed for a max output power in the range of 180-300W. Micro-inverter’s have advantages in terms of ease of installation, localized maximum power point tracking (MPPT) and redundancy that provides robustness to failure.

With the rapid worldwide market growth in solar energy, innovation continues to drive inverter design. Modern inverters need to have proven reliability across various grid types, while increasing conversion efficiency and integrating new safety and control features. TI reference designs enable designers to evaluate every part of the inverter system to ensure they are choosing the optimal technologies to meet their customer demands. From the gate driver to push higher voltage MOSFETs and IGBTs as efficiently as possible, to the digital power control loops for more robust AC generation, down to the analog signal chain for accurate sensing, our inverter reference designs provide the components required to evaluate the full system. TI also provides designs and software for more emerging features before they are common place in the market, like integrated DC arc fault detection and advanced grid communication connectivity.

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Application Notes (3)

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HTM 8 KB 06 May 2013 1330
HTM 8 KB 06 May 2013 623
HTM 9 KB 29 May 2012 1263

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Solution Guides (2)

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PDF 1.96 MB 18 Dec 2014 10991
PDF 409 KB 10 Jan 2011 3231

Product Bulletin & White Papers

Product Bulletin (1)

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PDF 475 KB 31 Jan 2013 1136

White Papers (2)

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PDF 1.07 MB 28 May 2014 343
PDF 1.73 MB 03 Aug 2012 1315

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