Method for distributed power harvesting using DC power sources

  • US 10,097,007 B2
  • Filed: 05/12/2017
  • Issued: 10/09/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/06/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • coupling each of a plurality of DC power sources to a different DC power converter of a plurality of DC power converters;

    coupling each DC power converter of the plurality of DC power converters in series to form a serial string;

    limiting power output by each of the plurality of DC power converters until a predetermined event occurs;

    responsive to the predetermined event, regulating a first parameter of the serial string according to a set value, thereby forcing a second parameter of the serial string to vary according to the power output by each of the plurality of DC power converters.

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