04742291 is referenced by 60 patents and cites 17 patents.

An alternate energy interface control for implementation with utility derived power sources and alternate power sources such as are provided by solar panels, windmills, and the like employed with systems utilizing storage batteries. The system monitors the current level of photovoltaic solar panels within intervals during such panels are connected with the battery storage source and further monitors the voltage levels developed by such panels during normal open circuit conditions thereof. A logic control is provided which monitors alternate source currents and voltage as well as storage battery voltage levels to prioritize the use of available alternate energy sources. Battery charging during periods of alternate power source availability is with a pulsed technique to enhance battery lifespans.

Title
Interface control for storage battery based alternate energy systems
Application Number
6/800556
Publication Number
4742291
Application Date
November 21, 1985
Publication Date
May 3, 1988
Inventor
Gerald E Brown
Parkersburg
WV, US
Joseph A Bobier
St. Mary's
WV, US
Agent
Mueller and Smith
Assignee
Bobier Electronics
WV, US
IPC
H02J 9/04
H02J 7/00
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