AE has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to continue development work on lowering the barriers to adoption of solar energy on the utility grids of North America. Stage 3 is the final stage of the competitive portion of the Solar Energy Grid Integration System (SEGIS) program, and is focused on commercialization of the technologies developed under previous stages.

Key targets for this program include commercialization of new algorithms to optimize the energy harvest of the inverter and PV system, advanced communications technologies that enable distributed PV systems to communicate with power utilities, and next-generation controls functionality that will allow utilities to manage networks of distributed power sources. Leveraging a collaborative approach, AE assembled a team of industry experts comprised of Schweizer Engineering Laboratories, Portland General Electric, and Northern Plains Power Technologies, to address the barriers to widespread adoption of PV.

Laying the Foundation for the Grid-Tied Smart Inverter of the Future: white paper

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