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1.1 Systems Made Simple: Solar Inverters Part 1

with Jayanth Rangaraju and Bart Basile

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Date: December 16, 2015

One of the key systems in a solar energy harvester is a solar inverter. A solar inverter, or any kind of inverter for that matter, will take a Direct Current voltage input and convert it to an Alternating Current output that can be used to power standard appliances and electronics in a home or business. While just about any high power DC source can be used, the largest sector of inverter growth is in renewables, particularly solar applications. This training considers the following design challenges to enable your design:

  • Understand which inverter to consider for your solar application
  • Learn how an inverter manages to convert DC voltage to AC voltage and why digital controllers are so important
  • Learn how to evaluate and select the right digital controller for your design
  • How to overcome voltage limitations
  • Learn which kinds of communication standards can be used for monitoring their inverters to enable a more connected home or building

Learn more about TI’s solutions for solar inverters at www.ti.com/solarinverters and www.ti.com/microinverters