US 11,658,482 B2
Distributed power harvesting systems using DC power sources
Meir Adest, Raanana (IL); Lior Handelsman, Givatayim (IL); Yoav Galin, Raanana (IL); Amir Fishelov, Tel Aviv (IL); and Guy Sella, Bitan Aharon (IL)
Assigned to Solaredge Technologies Ltd., Herzeliya (IL)
Filed by Solaredge Technologies Ltd., Herzeliya (IL)
Filed on Jun. 18, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/905,291.
Application 16/905,291 is a division of application No. 13/308,517, filed on Nov. 30, 2011.
Application 13/308,517 is a continuation of application No. 11/950,271, filed on Dec. 4, 2007, granted, now 9,088,178, issued on Jul. 21, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/916,815, filed on May 9, 2007.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/908,095, filed on Mar. 26, 2007.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/868,962, filed on Dec. 7, 2006.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/868,893, filed on Dec. 6, 2006.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/868,851, filed on Dec. 6, 2006.
Prior Publication US 2020/0389020 A1, Dec. 10, 2020
Int. Cl. H02J 1/10 (2006.01); H02M 7/42 (2006.01); H02J 3/38 (2006.01); H02J 7/35 (2006.01); H02J 3/46 (2006.01)
CPC H02J 1/102 (2013.01) [H02J 3/381 (2013.01); H02J 3/46 (2013.01); H02M 7/42 (2013.01); H02J 7/35 (2013.01); H02J 2300/24 (2020.01); Y02E 10/56 (2013.01)] 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An efficient method of solar energy power creation comprising the steps of:
creating a DC photovoltaic output from a string of solar cells;
establishing said DC photovoltaic output as a DC photovoltaic input to a photovoltaic DC-DC converter;
multiple cell dedicated substantially power maximum photovoltaic power point converting said DC photovoltaic input into a converted DC photovoltaic output;
maximum photovoltaic power point multi mode controlling said photovoltaic DC-DC converter while said photovoltaic DC-DC converter converts said DC photovoltaic input into said converted DC photovoltaic output;
establishing said converted DC photovoltaic output as at least part of a converted DC photovoltaic input to a DC-AC inverter; and
inverting said converted DC photovoltaic input into an inverted AC photovoltaic output.