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Title: Low Cost Arc Fault Detection and Protection for PV Systems: January 30, 2012 - September 30, 2013

Final report for Tigo Energy Incubator project. The specific objective of this 18-month research effort was to develop an off-the-shelf arc-fault detector. The starting point of the project was a prototype detector that was constructed using discrete components and laboratory equipment. An intermediate objective was to build a technically viable detector using programmable components in the detector circuitry. The final objective was to build a commercially viable detector by reducing the cost of the circuitry through the use of more sophisticated programmable components and higher levels of integration.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1110454
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR-5200-60660
NEU-2-11979-03
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Work performed by Tigo Energy, Inc., Los Gatos, California
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY INCUBATOR; PV; PHOTOVOLTAICS; ARC-FAULT DETECTOR; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics