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Title: Extreme Cost Reductions with Multi-Megawatt Centralized Inverter Systems

The objective of this project was to fully develop, demonstrate, and commercialize a new type of utility scale PV system. Based on patented technology, this includes the development of a truly centralized inverter system with capacities up to 100MW, and a high voltage, distributed harvesting approach. This system promises to greatly impact both the energy yield from large scale PV systems by reducing losses and increasing yield from mismatched arrays, as well as reduce overall system costs through very cost effective conversion and BOS cost reductions enabled by higher voltage operation.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Alencon LLC
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1178793
Report Number(s):
FTR-001
DOE Contract Number:
EE0005343
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Alencon LLC
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Contributing Orgs:
Alencon LLC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY