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PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV)-BASED AC MODULE AND SOLAR SYSTEMS THEREFROM

United States Patent Application

20140333141
A1
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A photovoltaic (PV)-based AC module (module) includes a PV panel and a three-phase micro-inverter system attached to or integrated directly into the PV panel including a DC/AC inverter stage including first, second and third phase circuitry each having a plurality of semiconductor power switches. A first, second and third control input driver are coupled to drive control inputs of the plurality of semiconductor power switches in the first, second and third phase circuitry, respectively. The module can include a control unit coupled to drive the first, second and third control input driver, and a transceiver and antenna coupled to the control unit for implementing wireless communications.
HU, HAIBING (ORLANDO, FL), BATARSEH, ISSA (ORLANDO, FL), AMIRAHMADI, AHMADREZA (ORLANDO, FL)
University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc. (Orlando FL)
14/ 272,030
May 7, 2014
U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Department of Energy (DOE) Award Number: DE-EE0003176 awarded by the DOE. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.