Engineering a smarter grid
Find design resources, interactive block diagrams and TI devices for smart grid applications
Our technology, system expertise and reference designs help engineers improve grid resiliency and energy efficiency for next generation grid infrastructure. Whether it is implementing connected battery-powered smart meters or managing distributed energy resources, bidirectional EV charging or real-time data, our solutions enable efficient power delivery and a smarter grid that meets global compliance standards and future load patterns for long-term reliability and future-proofing.
Advance renewable energy electricity generation and storage
The electric grid is faced with challenges of increased peak power demands, which will soon include electrification of transportation. Developing a larger share of renewable energy is crucial to enable green energy and provide power to consumers at a low cost. By making AC-to-DC inverters/rectifiers and DC-DC inverters smaller, more efficient and easier to implement with technology like GaN, we help you make it possible for more homes, buildings and cities to be powered by solar and wind. Additionally, our design advancements integrating energy storage systems into solar inverters help reduce energy dependency on the central grid, making renewable energy sources even more attractive.
Discover why bidirectional power conversion, high voltage batteries, current and voltage sensing and sleek storage system designs are top considerations for adding energy storage to solar power grids.
Enable V2G and V2H with bidirectional charging
As photovoltaic (PV) solar installations have grown rapidly over the last decade, the need for highly efficient solar inverters with improved power density and higher power handling capabilities continues to increase. It has become more common to integrate energy storage systems into solar inverters to reduce energy dependency on the central utility grid. Accelerate development of storage-ready string inverters, improve power density and efficiency while providing real-time communication and monitoring with our integrated circuits and reference designs.
Increase the power density and efficiency of EV chargers with our three-phase, three-level ANPC inverter/PFC bidirectional power stage reference design.
Achieve a smarter, safer grid
The introduction of smart electricity meters was one initial step to make the grid smarter. EV chargers, solar inverters and energy storage systems can also benefit from becoming more integrated into the network, providing powerful insights for convenience, energy savings and grid stability. With this higher degree of electrification and local generation and storage, high voltage DC and AC in homes will require sensors to keep equipment and people safe. We offer sensing technology for voltage and current sensing as well as temperature and humidity to help enable fast and reliable detection for your designs.
Sub-1 GHz connectivity is a simple, easy-to-use-and-install approach to add wireless technology to existing grid equipment, making it more reliable providing faster fault detection.
Wi-SUN®︎ FAN provides utilities, equipment manufacturers and end users a robust network with low downtime, reliable communication and a well-defined security profile.
Modernize the grid through digitalization
The grid will continue to benefit from more distributed intelligence where decisions on load balancing, demand response and value-added services are occurring near the equipment. Our embedded processing products are designed for edge computing with real-time capabilities and low-power operation. Additionally, a toolbox of security enablers, products and documentation help address emerging security threats.
The energy metrology library software measures the energy of e-meters, power-distribution units (PDUs) and circuit breakers using high-performance, multichannel analog-to-digital converters (ADCs).
From electric vehicle charging stations to harnessing renewable energy, cities are becoming more energy efficient through technology advances like C2000 real-time microcontrollers.