AC Coupling in PV Systems w/ Alan Santos-Buch
Utilizing Grid Tied PV Panelse During a Utility Power Outage
AC Coupling Presentation (PDF)
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Will it be suitable for an inductive load?
What’s absorbtion voltage?
Does the grid charge the batteries during non-outage?
Can this equipment except a wind turbine input?
Can you combine a wind turbine or hydro in the system as a back-up?
Alan answered all these questions and more, reviewed the Wire Diagram, and gave the audience a great introduction to AC Coupling during the lecture. Watch the lecture video above to get the answers to the above questions and others.
Contact Alan Santos-Buch if you have more questions, whether they are inspired by the #SolarMOOC lecture, your curiosity about AC Coupling, or Magnum Energy via phone at: 425-353-8833 ext 111, or through e-mail- ASantosBuch@MagnumEnergy.com.
International Representative at magnum is Kelly Lane: firstname.lastname@example.org, for those of you who attended and were interested in distribution outside the US.
#SolarMOOC Reading Assignments:
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AC Coupling Information from Magnum– information on the benefits of using a battery based inverter in an AC Coupling configuration.
AC Coupling In Renewable Energy Systems- from Outback
AC Coupling– Converting your Grid Tied PV System into a High Efficiency Battery Backup System- from Northwind Renewable Energy in Wisconsin
AC Mini-Grids– The Future of Community-Scale Renewable Energy – HomePower #109, 2005
AC Coupling article–compiled by Joe Schwartz, from SolarPro August/Spetember 2012
SMA Sunny Island AC Coupling