Ideal Power Converters Inc., a developer of disruptive electronic power converter solutions, has announced its 30 kW 3-Port Hybrid Converter.
The converter includes three bi-directional ports, one AC grid port and two independent DC ports – either of which can be used for solar PV, battery storage or electric vehicles, the company says.
‘Hybrid power conversion systems are needed to turn intermittent PV power into reliable power for mitigating peak loads, providing backup power and for off-grid applications,’ says Paul Bundschuh, CEO of IPC.
The initial hardware development of the 3-Port Hybrid Converter was completed under an SBIR Phase I award from the Solar Energy Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy. Additional software development and industry certification will be required before the grid-tied product is expected to be available later this year.