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 EV 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.
Application note
The Essential Guide for Developing With C2000 Real-Time Microcontrollers (Rev. F)
This application report is intended to provide a deeper look into the components providing differentiation to Real-Time Control Systems and give the next steps for evaluation.
Application note
Comparative Analysis of Two Different Methods for Gate-Drive Current Boosting (Rev. A)
This document analyzes two methods to increase the drive current from integrated gate-driver ICs. The performance of both the methods is compared by building boards and testing them at various conditions.
Technical article
Stay ahead of the energy storage and solar game with bidirectional PFC and hybrid inverter solutions
Find out how  our bidirectional power conversion blocks and hybrid inverter solutions allow for reduced components, fewer modules and subsystems, and ultimately a lower system BOM cost. 
Featured products for high-voltage power conversion
TMS320F280021 ACTIVE C2000™ 32-bit MCU with 100 MHz, FPU, TMU, 32-KB flash
LMG3522R030-Q1 PREVIEW 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. 
Selection guide
Understanding isolation terminology and relevance
This document serves as a quick guide to isolation terminology. The content compiled below can be a helpful reference for experienced designers or a starting point for engineers who are new to understanding isolation technologies.
White paper
Comparing isolated amplifiers and isolated modulators (Rev. A)
This document compares isolated amplifiers and isolated-modulator-based solutions and explains some unique advantages of isolated-modulator-based solutions.
Isolated, Shunt-Based Current Sensing Reference Design
Evaluate our verified reference design, which implements isolated current sensing data acqusition based on AMC1304M25 isolated delta-sigma (ΔΣ) modulator and TMS320F28377D microcontroller.
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
AMC1311 ACTIVE 2-V input, precision voltage sensing reinforced isolated amplifier
  • 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.
Featured products for Edge processing and connectivity
NEW AM625 ACTIVE Human-machine-interaction SoC with Arm® Cortex®-A53-based edge AI and full-HD dual display
WL1837MOD ACTIVE WiLink™ 8 industrial dual band, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® & Bluetooth Smart module
THVD8000 ACTIVE RS-485 transceiver with OOK modulation for power line communication

Design & development resources

Reference design
10-kW, bidirectional three-phase three-level (T-type) inverter and PFC reference design
This verified reference design provides an overview on how to implement a three-level three-phase SiC based DC:AC T-type inverter stage. Higher switching frequency of 50KHz reduces the size of magnetics for the filter design and enables higher power density. The use of SiC MOSFETs with switching (...)
Reference design
11-kW, bidirectional, three-phase ANPC based on GaN reference design

This reference design provides a design template for implementing a three-level, three-phase, gallium nitride (GaN) based ANPC inverter power stage. The use of fast switching power devices makes it possible to switch at a higher frequency of 100 kHz, reducing the size of magnetics for the filter (...)

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. Arcing is detected by analyzing the AC noise present on the DC current between the solar panels and inverter. The signal is (...)

Reference designs related to Solar energy

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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.
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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