Solar Energy - String Inverters

The solar inverter performs the conversion of the variable DC output of the PV cells into a clean sinusoidal 50- or 60 Hz current.

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Solar Power Inverter

The solar inverter is a critical component in a solar energy system. It performs the conversion of the variable DC output of the Photovoltaic (PV) module(s) into a clean sinusoidal 50- or 60 Hz AC current that is then applied directly to the commercial electrical grid or to a local, off-grid electrical network.

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 (8)

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HTM 8 KB 23 Jul 2013 2931
HTM 8 KB 12 Jun 2013 1706
HTM 8 KB 06 May 2013 479
HTM 8 KB 09 Jul 2012 1417
HTM 9 KB 29 May 2012 1625
HTM 8 KB 24 Jan 2011 210
HTM 8 KB 29 Dec 2010 1110
HTM 8 KB 05 May 2006 1243
    

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PDF 1.96 MB 18 Dec 2014 10235
PDF 409 KB 10 Jan 2011 3045

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PDF 1.31 MB 23 May 2014 3071
PDF 475 KB 31 Jan 2013 1598

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PDF 960 KB 21 Mar 2016 4656
PDF 1.07 MB 28 May 2014 538
PDF 1.73 MB 03 Aug 2012 1601
PDF 103 KB 07 Apr 2010 1250

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