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Title: Inverter testing at Sandia National Laboratories

Inverters are key building blocks of photovoltaic (PV) systems that produce ac power. The balance of systems (BOS) portion of a PV system can account for up to 50% of the system cost, and its reliable operation is essential for a successful PV system. As part of its BOS program, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) maintains a laboratory wherein accurate electrical measurements of power systems can be made under a variety of conditions. This paper outlines the work that is done in that laboratory.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
463622
Report Number(s):
SAND--97-0712C; CONF-961178--5
ON: DE97004027; TRN: AHC29709%%59
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)/Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) photovoltaics program review meeting, Lakewood, CO (United States), 18-22 Nov 1996; Other Information: PBD: [1997]
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; INVERTERS; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANTS; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; POWER CONDITIONING CIRCUITS; HYBRID SYSTEMS; PERFORMANCE TESTING