Method and system for current-mode power line communications

  • US 8,653,689 B2
  • Filed: 05/15/2009
  • Issued: 02/18/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/12/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system comprising:

  • a solar panel;

    a power bus, coupled to the solar panel, supporting transmission of AC communication signals, the power bus including a high current power wire;

    a current transformer coupled to the high current power wire adjacent the solar panel, wherein the current transformer is operable to sense alternating current communication signals in a communication system monitoring solar panel performance; and

    a capacitor, coupled to the power bus, connected in parallel with the solar panel between the solar panel and the current transformer.

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