US 11,658,489 B2
Method and system for forming, managing, and coordinating a network of power generators
Andrea Botarelli, S. Mama (IT); Luigi Lamoglie, Terranuova Bracciolini (IT); Tiberio Bucci, Terranuova Bracciolini (IT); Alessandro Faggiani, Terranuova Bracciolini (IT); and Cosimo Falaschi, Terranuova Bracciolini (IT)
Assigned to Marici Holdings The Netherlands B.V., Rotterdam (NL)
Filed by Marici Holdings The Netherlands B.V., Rotterdam (NL)
Filed on May 11, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/871,381.
Claims priority of application No. 19174016 (EP), filed on May 13, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0366099 A1, Nov. 19, 2020
Int. Cl. H02J 3/38 (2006.01); G06F 16/23 (2019.01); H02J 13/00 (2006.01); G05B 15/02 (2006.01)
CPC H02J 3/381 (2013.01) [G05B 15/02 (2013.01); G06F 16/2365 (2019.01); H02J 13/00006 (2020.01); H02J 2300/20 (2020.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for managing an energy generation system, including a cluster of power generators connected by a connectivity network, each power generator including an inverter having a respective controller, and at least a data set available to the controller for controlling the respective power generator; wherein:
the current data set includes at least one of: a configuration of the energy generation system; and a map of quasi-static data of the energy generation system;
each inverter transmits through said connectivity network, to the other inverters of the cluster, information concerning said data set available to it, said information being sufficient to check whether the data sets available to each inverter are identical to one another, said information comprising a respective time stamp;
each inverter receives, through said connectivity network, information concerning the data set available to other inverters of the cluster, said information comprising a respective time stamp;
each inverter checks if the current data set available to it and the data sets received from the other inverters are identical to one another;
if the data sets are identical to one another, the inverter remains in an aligned state;
if the data sets are not identical to one another, the inverter shifts in a misaligned state and sends, through the connectivity network, the current data set available to it to the other inverters, the transmitted data set comprising a respective time stamp;
each inverter in a misaligned state stores as the current data set available to it the data set having a most recent time stamp among: the current data set available to it, and the data sets received from the other inverters; and
each inverter in the misaligned state returns in the aligned state when the current data set available to it becomes stable.