Distributed power harvesting systems using DC power sources

  • US 9,948,233 B2
  • Filed: 07/27/2015
  • Issued: 04/17/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/06/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A photovoltaic panel comprising:

  • a plurality of photovoltaic power sources connected in parallel across power source terminals;

    a direct current power converter coupled to the power source terminals, wherein the direct current power converter comprises output terminals and one or more of a capacitor, an inductor, and a transistor, wherein the direct current power converter is configured to convert input power received at the power source terminals to an output power at the output terminals; and

    a bypass diode connected in shunt across the power source terminals.

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