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Inverter communications using output signal

United States Patent

February 7, 2017
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Technologies for communicating information from an inverter configured for the conversion of direct current (DC) power generated from an alternative source to alternating current (AC) power are disclosed. The technologies include determining information to be transmitted from the inverter over a power line cable connected to the inverter and controlling the operation of an output converter of the inverter as a function of the information to be transmitted to cause the output converter to generate an output waveform having the information modulated thereon.
Chapman; Patrick L. (Austin, TX)
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
13/ 871,169
April 26, 2013
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made in part with government support under Grant No. DE-EE0005341 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.