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DC to DC power converters and methods of controlling the same

United States Patent

8,330,299
December 11, 2012
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A power generation system configured to provide direct current (DC) power to a DC link is described. The system includes a first power generation unit configured to output DC power. The system also includes a first DC to DC converter comprising an input section and an output section. The output section of the first DC to DC converter is coupled in series with the first power generation unit. The first DC to DC converter is configured to process a first portion of the DC power output by the first power generation unit and to provide an unprocessed second portion of the DC power output of the first power generation unit to the output section.
Steigerwald; Robert Louis (Burnt Hills, NY), Elasser; Ahmed (Latham, NY), Sabate; Juan Antonio (Gansevoort, NY), Todorovic; Maja Harfman (Niskayuna, NY), Agamy; Mohammed (Niskayuna, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
13/ 171,683
20120051095
June 29, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with United States government support under contract DE-EE0000572, awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The United States government has certain rights in the invention.