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Title: Photovoltaic system with improved DC connections and method of making same

Abstract

A micro-inverter assembly includes a housing having an opening formed in a bottom surface thereof, and a direct current (DC)-to-alternating current (AC) micro-inverter disposed within the housing at a position adjacent to the opening. The micro-inverter assembly further includes a micro-inverter DC connector electrically coupled to the DC-to-AC micro-inverter and positioned within the opening of the housing, the micro-inverter DC connector having a plurality of exposed electrical contacts.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1364408
Patent Number(s):
9685904
Application Number:
14/055,024
Assignee:
General Electric Company
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02S - GENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Oct 16
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Cioffi, Philip Michael, Todorovic, Maja Harfman, Herzog, Michael Scott, Korman, Charles Steven, Doherty, Donald M., and Johnson, Neil Anthony. Photovoltaic system with improved DC connections and method of making same. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Cioffi, Philip Michael, Todorovic, Maja Harfman, Herzog, Michael Scott, Korman, Charles Steven, Doherty, Donald M., & Johnson, Neil Anthony. Photovoltaic system with improved DC connections and method of making same. United States.
Cioffi, Philip Michael, Todorovic, Maja Harfman, Herzog, Michael Scott, Korman, Charles Steven, Doherty, Donald M., and Johnson, Neil Anthony. Tue . "Photovoltaic system with improved DC connections and method of making same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1364408.
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author = {Cioffi, Philip Michael and Todorovic, Maja Harfman and Herzog, Michael Scott and Korman, Charles Steven and Doherty, Donald M. and Johnson, Neil Anthony},
abstractNote = {A micro-inverter assembly includes a housing having an opening formed in a bottom surface thereof, and a direct current (DC)-to-alternating current (AC) micro-inverter disposed within the housing at a position adjacent to the opening. The micro-inverter assembly further includes a micro-inverter DC connector electrically coupled to the DC-to-AC micro-inverter and positioned within the opening of the housing, the micro-inverter DC connector having a plurality of exposed electrical contacts.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {6}
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