13 Jul '11, 2pm

Ideal Power Converters: A Disruption in the Inverter Market?: It's still very early for inverter innovator Ide...

Ideal Power Converters: A Disruption in the Inverter Market?: It's still very early for inverter innovator Ide...

CC content from BDU's Flickr Stream It's still very early for inverter innovator Ideal Power Converters , but this is a startup making some bold claims. Ideal Power Converters (IPC) is a ten-employee firm just outside Austin, Texas that's developing a current-modulation power converter topology that looks to shrink the size and weight of a solar photovoltaic inverter by 90 percent and reduce shipping and installation costs by 90 percent. The typical 30 kilowatt 480 VAC commercial-size inverter weighs about 1200 pounds, and is mounted on an engineered concrete pad outside a building. In contrast, IPC's 30 kilowatt 480 VAC inverter weighs 94 pounds and hangs on a wall using two installers. Their inverter can be located in the building or on the roof. Although the IPC PV inverter is transformer-less, unlike other transformer-less inverters it supports standard grounded arrays...

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