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Solar Micro Inverter Modeling and Reliability

Abstract The demand for cleaner energy technology is increasing very rapidly. Hence it is

important to increase the eciency and reliability of this emerging clean energy technologies.

This thesis focuses on modeling and reliability of solar micro inverters. In

order to make photovoltaics (PV) cost competitive with traditional energy sources,

the economies of scale have been guiding inverter design in two directions: large,

centralized, utility-scale (500 kW) inverters vs. small, modular, module level (300

W) power electronics (MLPE). MLPE, such as microinverters and DC power optimizers,

oer advantages in safety, system operations and maintenance, energy yield,

and component lifetime due to their smaller size, lower power handling requirement... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Manchanahalli Ranganatha, Arkanatha Sastry (Author) / Ayyanar, Raja (Advisor) / Karady, George (Committee member) / Qin, Jiangchao (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / microinverter / modeling / simulation of microinverter / Solar
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 101 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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