Engineering: Solar Panels

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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...

Commutation technique for an ac-to-ac converter based on state machine control

 

This invention is a technique that resolves current commutation challenges in various types of ac-ac switching power converters. It also applies to inverters and...

Startup Circuit For Power Converters With Arbitrarily Low Input Voltage

 

A startup circuit for starting a power converter for converting an input voltage to an output voltage includes a switch connected in series with a resistive...

Series-Input Parallel Output Multiple DC-DC Converter with Dynamic Current Sharing for High-Current DC Power Supply

 

The combination of a unique series-input parallel-output (SIPO) circuit configuration and a sensorless current mode (SCM) technique ensures automatic and nearly...

Multiple-Input Buck Boost Power Converter

A power converter circuit to convert multiple direct current (dc) inputs to one or more dc outputs. This dc-dc power converter allows its load to be powered by multiple,...

Multiple-Carrier Pulse Width Modulation for Inverter Operation

 

A method for generating pulse width modulated control signal has the steps of providing a base carrier waveform, segmenting the base carrier waveform into a...

Trade-off method for power factor correction

 

The invention recognizes that filter size can be reduced substantially as power factor is permitted to deviate below unity in systematic ways. Preferred methods...