09088178 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 663 patents.

A system and method for combining power from DC power sources. Each power source is coupled to a converter. Each converter converts input power to output power by monitoring and maintaining the input power at a maximum power point. Substantially all input power is converted to the output power, and the controlling is performed by allowing output voltage of the converter to vary. The converters are coupled in series. An inverter is connected in parallel with the series connection of the converters and inverts a DC input to the inverter from the converters into an AC output. The inverter maintains the voltage at the inverter input at a desirable voltage by varying the amount of the series current drawn from the converters. The series current and the output power of the converters, determine the output voltage at each converter.

Title
Distributed power harvesting systems using DC power sources
Application Number
11/950271
Publication Number
9088178 (B2)
Application Date
December 4, 2007
Publication Date
July 21, 2015
Inventor
Guy Sella
Bitan Aharon
IL
Amir Fishelov
Tel Aviv
IL
Yoav Galin
Raanana
IL
Lior Handelsman
Givataim
IL
Meir Adest
Raanana
IL
Agent
Banner & Witcoff
Assignee
Solaredge Technologies
IL
IPC
H02J 7/35
H02J 3/38
H02M 7/42
H02M 7/00
H02J 1/10
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