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Title: Systems and methods for advanced grid integration of distributed generators and energy resources

Abstract

A circuit for a smart photovoltaic (PV) inverter system and the smart PV inverter system are described. The circuit includes one or more strings coupled to an electrical load. Each of the one or more strings further includes one or more string members coupled in series, where each of the one or more string members comprises a voltage source and an inverter. The circuit also includes a controller to receive an output from an operator controller and control the strings, where the controller is configured to control the strings by providing a function command to a first string member of each of the one or more strings based on the output from the operator controller. The voltage source may also receive an output from an energy output device. Further, the inverter may be configured to convert the output of energy output device into an energy source of electrical load.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sinewatts Inc., Charlotte, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1805687
Patent Number(s):
10,965,128
Application Number:
16/065,781
Assignee:
Sinewatts Inc. (Charlotte, NC)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006459; EE0006692
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/22/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Bhowmik, Shibashis, Jafarian, Hamidreza, Parkhideh, Babak, and Cox, Robert. Systems and methods for advanced grid integration of distributed generators and energy resources. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Bhowmik, Shibashis, Jafarian, Hamidreza, Parkhideh, Babak, & Cox, Robert. Systems and methods for advanced grid integration of distributed generators and energy resources. United States.
Bhowmik, Shibashis, Jafarian, Hamidreza, Parkhideh, Babak, and Cox, Robert. Tue . "Systems and methods for advanced grid integration of distributed generators and energy resources". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1805687.
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abstractNote = {A circuit for a smart photovoltaic (PV) inverter system and the smart PV inverter system are described. The circuit includes one or more strings coupled to an electrical load. Each of the one or more strings further includes one or more string members coupled in series, where each of the one or more string members comprises a voltage source and an inverter. The circuit also includes a controller to receive an output from an operator controller and control the strings, where the controller is configured to control the strings by providing a function command to a first string member of each of the one or more strings based on the output from the operator controller. The voltage source may also receive an output from an energy output device. Further, the inverter may be configured to convert the output of energy output device into an energy source of electrical load.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1805687}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2021},
month = {3}
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