Miniaturised "Low Profile" module integrated converter for photovoltaic applications with integrated magnetic components

@article{Meinhardt1999MiniaturisedP,
  title={Miniaturised "Low Profile" module integrated converter for photovoltaic applications with integrated magnetic components},
  author={Mike Meinhardt and Terence O'Donnell and H. Schneider and John Flannery and Cian O Mathuna and Peter Zacharias and T. Krieger},
  journal={APEC '99. Fourteenth Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition. 1999 Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.99CH36285)},
  year={1999},
  volume={1},
  pages={305-311 vol.1}
}
  • M. MeinhardtT. O'Donnell T. Krieger
  • Published 14 March 1999
  • Engineering
  • APEC '99. Fourteenth Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition. 1999 Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.99CH36285)
This paper deals with reliability aspects of module integrated power converters (MIC) for grid-connected photovoltaic power applications. The presented "low profile design" of a MIC has almost twice the power density and a 70% longer lifetime than commercially available MICs. In order to miniaturise and increase the reliability of the MIC, all magnetic components have been realised using planar cores and windings integrated into the PCB. Additionally, the power converter's resonant inductor has… 

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