System Design of Compact Low-Power Inverters for the Application in Photovoltaic AC-Modules

Conference: CIPS 2008 - 5th International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems
03/11/2008 - 03/13/2008 at Nuremberg, Germany

Proceedings: CIPS 2008

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Sahan, Benjamin; Henze, Norbert; Engler, Alfred; Zacharias, Peter (Institut für Solare Energieversorgungstechnik, ISET e.V., Königstor 59, D-34119 Kassel, Germany)
Licht, Thomas (Infineon Technologies AG, Max-Planck-Strasse 5, 59581 Warstein, Germany)

Photovoltaic ac-modules may become a future trend in PV system technology. For a reliable integration of the power electronic converter into the PV panel (also called PV module) the thermal mission profile of the photovoltaic system has to be analysed. In this paper, a mechatronic integration strategy is introduced and a thermal test setup is presented showing the need for sophisticated thermal design. Finally, advanced power packaging solutions are presented to find a trade-off between cost, miniaturization and reliability requirements.