Integration of Renewable Energy Interfaces

Integration of Renewable Energy Interfaces RWTH IAS

Developing reliable power supplies is one of the main aspects of every electric device ranging from wireless sensor nodes to electric cars. The work at IAS focuses on the interface to renewable energy sources, especially solar cells. By integrating the needed components like boost-converters (see figure), Maximum Power Point Trackers (MPPT) or inverters the cost of the power interfaces for photovoltaic can be drastically reduced. Furthermore the reliability and lifetime of for the power interface is increased and additional features like online diagnosis or power metering are enabled.

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