Solar

Latest Innovations

Energy-Efficient Smart Window System

 

Energy-efficient windows incorporating spectrally selective optical elements capable of providing desirable optical characteristics (transmission, reflection,...

Power Processing for Optimizing Energy Production from Solar Cell or Panel Arrays

 

A solar power system for maximizing solar power conversion. The solar power system includes n power units connected in series and n-1 DC-DC converting units, and...

Parallel Interleaved Inverters for Efficient DC-AC Power Conversion and Low Distortion Current Output

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new method to reduce the distortion in the output c urrent of multiple inverters used in DC to AC...

String Protection for Photovoltaic Cells

 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a method and apparatus to protect solar cells from hot spotting and damage resulting from arc faults....