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Microinverters for employment in connection with photovoltaic modules

United States Patent

September 22, 2015
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Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV)
Microinverters useable in association with photovoltaic modules are described. A three phase-microinverter receives direct current output generated by a microsystems-enabled photovoltaic cell and converts such direct current output into three-phase alternating current out. The three-phase microinverter is interleaved with other three-phase-microinverters, wherein such microinverters are integrated in a photovoltaic module with the microsystems-enabled photovoltaic cell.
Lentine; Anthony L. (Albuquerque, NM), Nielson; Gregory N. (Albuquerque, NM), Okandan; Murat (Edgewood, NM), Johnson; Brian Benjamin (Champaign, IL), Krein; Philip T. (Champaign, IL)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM), The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
13/ 741,546
January 15, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.