Solar energy

Power the future with smart, reliable solar energy systems using industry-leading power, real-time control, sensing and communications solutions

Solar energy is at the forefront of designing a more sustainable world. With our industry-leading digital power conversion, current and voltage sensing products and connectivity and communications solutions, you are able to accelerate your development of power-efficient, reliable solar energy systems and easily integrate them with grid-connected resources like energy storage systems and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Why choose TI for your solar energy design?


Achieve highest power density & efficiency

Deliver end-to-end power conversion with advanced real-time control, integrated GaN technology and isolated ICs.


Design for high reliability & performance

Maintain system stability and simplicity with high-precision current and voltage sensing. 


Enable fast, flexible communication

Easily connect via the most common grid and user standards and protocols.

Engineering a smarter, more reliable solar application

  • Improve power density with our portfolio of GaN FETs, GaN- and SiC-supported gate drivers and bias supplies, and advanced real-time control MCUs.
  • Scalable power conversion stage components addressing the power levels from the smallest micro-inverters to hundred-kW central inverters. 
  • Reference designs with hardware and software for common power topologies.
Reference design
400-W GaN-based MPPT Charge Controller and Power Optimizer Reference Design
This reference design is a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) solar charge controller for 12-V and 24-V batteries that can be used as a power optimizer in the future.
Reference design
1.6kW, bidirectional microinverter based on GaN reference design
This reference design shows a four-input bidirectional 1.6kW GaN-based microinverter with energy storage capability.
Reference design
7.2-kW, GaN-Based Single-Phase String Inverter with Battery Energy Storage System Reference Design
This reference design is a single phase string Inverter with two string inputs, each able to handle 10PV panels in series and one energy storage system port that can handle batteries stacks from 80V to 500V.
Featured products for high-voltage power conversion
NEW TMS320F28P550SJ PREVIEW C2000™ 32-bit MCU, 1x C28x + 1x CLA, 150-MHz, 1.1-MB flash, 5x ADCs, CLB, AES and NNPU
NEW LMG3522R030-Q1 ACTIVE Automotive 650-V 30-mΩ GaN FET with integrated driver, protection and temperature reporting
UCC21710 ACTIVE 5.7kVrms ±10A, single-channel-isolated gate driver with OC detection, internal clamp for IGBT/SiC
  • Fast and accurate current sensors to meet control loop, arc detection and insulation monitoring current sensing.
  • Space-saving and cost-efficient solutions for isolated and non-isolated current and voltage measurement.
  • Easy-to-deploy devices with examples from reference designs,  application notes and software. 
Reference design
Analog Front End for Arc Detection in Photovoltaic Applications Reference Design
This reference design implements a four-channel analog front end for DC arc detection in photovoltaic systems, supports DC voltages up tp 1000 V and currents up to 10 A.
Reference design
AFE for Insulation Monitoring in High-Voltage EV Charging and Solar Energy Reference Design
This reference design features an electric bridge DC insulation monitoring method which allows an accurate symmetrical and asymmetrical insulation leakage detection mechanism and an isolation resistance detection mechanism.
White paper
Improve High-Voltage System Efficiency With Zero-Drift Hall-Effect Current Sense (Rev. A)
This white paper explains how to meet the growing need for isolated current sensing while overcoming the technical and cost barriers typically associated with it.
Featured products for current and voltage sensing
AMC1202 ACTIVE ±50-mV input, precision current sensing basic isolated amplifier
AMC3302 ACTIVE ±50-mV input, precision current sensing reinforced isolated amplifier with integrated DC/DC
NEW TMCS1123 ACTIVE ±1300V reinforced isolation, 80Arms 250kHz Hall-effect current sensor with AFR, reference and ALERT
  • Industrial-grade microcontrollers, processors and connectivity devices designed to meet 25-year lifetime requirements.
  • Support for standard grid and home automation protocols, such as Wi-Sun and Matter, to ease grid integration and connect to EV chargers and storage.
  • Scalable solutions across processing, communication and security requirements.
Reference design
Solar Power Line Communication Reference Design
This reference design shows how to implement a Power Line Communication (PLC) for HV DC and AC lines from multiple solar panels to a data agregator connected or embedded to the string inverter input.
SimpleLink™ CC3301 Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth® Low Energy BoosterPack™ Plug-in Module
The SimpleLink™ CC3301 Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth® Low Energy devices enable affordable, reliable and secure connectivity in embedded applications with a processor host running Linux® or an MCU host running RTOS.
Featured products for Edge processing and connectivity
AM625 ACTIVE Human-machine-interaction SoC with Arm® Cortex®-A53-based edge AI and full-HD dual display
NEW CC3300 ACTIVE SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi 6 companion IC
THVD8000 ACTIVE RS-485 transceiver with OOK modulation for power line communication
  • Industrial-grade connectivity devices designed to meet 25 years lifetime requirements.
  • Support for TI wireless solar management system (WSMS), Wi-SUN, Zigbee, PLC and Wi-Fi.
  • WSMS enables key features such as fast join times and rapid shut down for solar micro inverters, trackers and other solar solutions.

To get started with WSMS follow the steps below:

Application brief
Wireless Technologies for Solar Micro Inverters and Trackers (Rev. A)
This technical article describes key requirements for wireless communication protocols targeting both centralized and decentralized renewable energy generation infrastructure.
Webinar: Wireless Technologies for Solar Microinverters and Trackers
In this webinar, you will learn how TI's newest SDK is addressing network formation time and helping manufacturers during fabrication, installation and maintenance processes.
Featured products for Wired and wireless connectivity
CC1352P7 ACTIVE SimpleLink™ Arm® Cortex®-M4F multiprotocol sub-1 GHz and 2.4-GHz wireless MCU integrated power amp
NEW CC3300 ACTIVE SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi 6 companion IC
NEW CC1354P10 ACTIVE SimpleLink™ Arm® Cortex®-M33 multiband wireless MCU with 1MB flash, 296KB SRAM, integrated power amp

Reference designs related to Solar energy

Use our reference design selection tool to find designs that best match your application and parameters.

Technical resources

White paper
White paper
Four key design considerations when adding energy storage to solar power grids
This paper addresses these design challenges when adding energy storage to solar power grids: Bidirectional power conversion, Higher voltage batteries, sleek storgae system design and current and voltage sensing.
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Technical article
Technical article
5 converter topologies for integrating solar energy and energy storage systems
Read about the benefits and challenges of different converter topologies and the advantages three-level topologies bring, allowing for smaller passive components and low EMI.
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Application note
Application note
Interfacing the C2000 with an AFE03x: B-FSK Example (Rev. D)
This application report provides information on how to interface a C2000 device with an AFE031, and send and receive data over a wired coupled interface using frequency shift keying.
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