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Title: Module Embedded Micro-inverter Smart Grid Ready Residential Solar Electric System

The “Module Embedded Micro-inverter Smart Grid Ready Residential Solar Electric System” program is focused on developing innovative concepts for residential photovoltaic (PV) systems with the following objectives: to create an Innovative micro-inverter topology that reduces the cost from the best in class micro-inverter and provides high efficiency (>96% CEC - California Energy Commission), and 25+ year warranty, as well as reactive power support; integrate micro-inverter and PV module to reduce system price by at least $0.25/W through a) accentuating dual use of the module metal frame as a large area heat spreader reducing operating temperature, and b) eliminating redundant wiring and connectors; and create micro-inverter controller handles smart grid and safety functions to simplify implementation and reduce cost.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1350097
Report Number(s):
DOE-GEGR--0005344
DOE Contract Number:
EE0005344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY