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Title: Inverter communications using output signal

Abstract

Technologies for communicating information from an inverter configured for the conversion of direct current (DC) power generated from an alternative source to alternating current (AC) power are disclosed. The technologies include determining information to be transmitted from the inverter over a power line cable connected to the inverter and controlling the operation of an output converter of the inverter as a function of the information to be transmitted to cause the output converter to generate an output waveform having the information modulated thereon.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Enphase Energy, Inc., Petaluma, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576410
Patent Number(s):
10404190
Application Number:
15/426,712
Assignee:
Enphase Energy, Inc. (Petaluma, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02J - CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y04 - INFORMATION OR COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES HAVING AN IMPACT ON OTHER TECHNOLOGY AREAS Y04S - SYSTEMS INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO POWER NETWORK OPERATION, COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVING THE ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION, TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION, MANAGEMENT OR USAGE, i.e. SMART GRIDS
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005341
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Feb 07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Chapman, Patrick L. Inverter communications using output signal. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Chapman, Patrick L. Inverter communications using output signal. United States.
Chapman, Patrick L. Tue . "Inverter communications using output signal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576410.
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