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Title: Power control system and method

Abstract

A power system includes an energy harvesting device, a battery coupled to the energy harvesting device, and a circuit coupled to the energy harvesting device and the battery. The circuit is adapted to deliver power to a load by providing power generated by the energy harvesting device to the load without delivering excess power to the battery and to supplement the power generated by the energy harvesting device with power from the battery if the power generated by the energy harvesting device is insufficient to fully power the load. A method of operating the power system is also provided.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Burnt Hills, NY
  2. Niskayuna, NY
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
983902
Patent Number(s):
7,331,803
Application Number:
s 11/582,236
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-04GO14001
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Steigerwald, Robert Louis, and Anderson, Todd Alan. Power control system and method. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Steigerwald, Robert Louis, & Anderson, Todd Alan. Power control system and method. United States.
Steigerwald, Robert Louis, and Anderson, Todd Alan. 2008. "Power control system and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/983902.
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