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Power Converters Maximize Outputs Of Solar Cell StringsMicroprocessor-controlled dc-to-dc power converters devised to maximize power transferred from solar photovoltaic strings to storage batteries and other electrical loads. Converters help in utilizing large solar photovoltaic arrays most effectively with respect to cost, size, and weight. Main points of invention are: single controller used to control and optimize any number of "dumb" tracker units and strings independently; power maximized out of converters; and controller in system is microprocessor.
Document ID
19930000125
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Frederick, Martin E. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.)
Jermakian, Joel B. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 17
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND CIRCUITS
Report/Patent Number
GSC-13450
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.