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Peter Wolfs: Device for distributed maximum power tracking for solar arrays. Tigo Energy, Greenberg Traurig, November 23, 2010: US07839022 (114 worldwide citation)

A system for providing power from solar cells where each cell or cell array is allowed to produce its maximum available power and converted by its own DC/DC converter. In one form the system includes: one or more solar generators, each of which has at least one solar cell; a maximum power tracker op ...


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Ron Hadar, Shmuel Arditi: Systems and methods to balance solar panels in a multi-panel system. Tigo Energy, Greenberg Traurig, October 13, 2009: US07602080 (111 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods to balance currents among a plurality of photovoltaic units connected in series. In aspect, a management unit is coupled between a photovoltaic energy production unit and a string of energy production units. The management unit has an energy storage element (e.g., a capacitor) co ...


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Peter Wolfs: Device for distributed maximum power tracking for solar arrays. Tigo Energy, Greenberg Traurig, January 10, 2012: US08093757 (81 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system for providing power from solar cells whereby each cell or cell array is allowed to produce its maximum available power and converted by an operatively connected DC/DC converter. Each cell or cell array has its own DC/DC converter. In one form the system for providin ...


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Mordechay Avrutsky, Ron Hadar, Shmuel Arditi: Systems to connect multiple direct current energy sources to an alternating current system. Tigo Energy, Greenberg Traurig, November 15, 2011: US08058747 (74 worldwide citation)

High voltage direct current systems to connect direct current energy sources to an alternating current system. In one aspect, a system includes a plurality of direct current modules having variable direct current inputs; an inverter; and a direct current bus to connect the direct current modules to ...


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Earl G Powell, Ron Hadar, Dan Kikinis, Shmuel Arditi: Apparatuses and methods to reduce safety risks associated with photovoltaic systems. Tigo Energy, Greenberg Traurig, October 5, 2010: US07807919 (68 worldwide citation)

Apparatuses and methods to reduce safety risks associated with photovoltaic systems by providing a safety switch on a photovoltaic panel. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic panel includes: at least one photovoltaic cell; a connector to output energy from the photovoltaic panel; and a switch coupled b ...


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Ron Hadar, Shmuel Arditi, Maxym Makhota: Systems and method for limiting maximum voltage in solar photovoltaic power generation systems. Tigo Energy, Greenberg Traurig, January 24, 2012: US08102074 (63 worldwide citation)

Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for regulating or limiting the voltage output from solar modules connected in series such that the voltage on a string bus connecting those solar modules does not exceed regulatory or safety limitations. This can be accomplished via a controller, local managemen ...


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Powell Earl G, Makhota Maxym: Method and system for configuring solar energy systems. Tigo Energy, Powell Earl G, Makhota Maxym, WARD John P, September 17, 2009: WO/2009/114341 (57 worldwide citation)

A system and method of configuring solar energy systems that includes at least one processor, and a memory coupled to the at least one processor. The memory can store instructions to cause the at least one processor to 1) search one or more data sources for information, 2) store the information in a ...


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Maxym Makhota, Daniel Eizips, Dan Kikinis: Systems and methods for remote or local shut-off of a photovoltaic system. Tigo Energy, Greenberg Traurig, October 7, 2014: US08854193 (54 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for shut-down of a photovoltaic system. In one embodiment, a method implemented in a computer system includes: communicating, via a central controller, with a plurality of local management units (LMUs), each of the LMUs coupled to control a respective solar module; receiving, via ...


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Mordechay Avrutsky, Idan Avrutsky, Ron Hadar, Shmuel Arditi: Step-up converter systems and methods. Tigo Energy, Greenberg Traurig, January 17, 2012: US08098055 (53 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems with a step-up converter are provided based on a boost converter. In one aspect, a step-up converter includes: a boost converter having a first inductor; a second inductor paired on a core with the first inductor; and a rectifier circuit coupled with the second inductor to genera ...


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Shmuel Arditi, Ron Hadar, Maxym Makhota, Mordechay Avrutsky: System and method for local string management unit. Tigo Energy, Greenberg Traurig, November 20, 2012: US08314375 (52 worldwide citation)

Apparatuses and methods include a solar array having one or more strings of series-connected local management units (LMUs). Each LMU is parallel-connected to one of a plurality of solar modules. The strings are connected in parallel via a parallel bus. Local string management units (LSMUs) can incre ...