Microsemi Corp., a manufacturer of analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits and semiconductors, has released the LX2400 IDEALSolar, a solar bypass solution designed to increase power generation efficiency in photovoltaic solar module applications.
The LX2400 is an integrated circuit solution based on technology developed by Microsemi in conjunction with Spelsberg ELS, a provider of connection systems for photovoltaic modules, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy. The product integrates the company's CoolRUN technology, which increases power-generation efficiency and reduces operating temperatures, according to Microsemi.
‘With the lowest forward voltage drop in a bypass solution, the LX2400 will be the first of its kind to address thermal reliability, operational cost and power-generation efficiency challenges that are common in solar installations,’ says Tom Kapucija, director of marketing at Microsemi's Analog Mixed Signal Group.
Microsemi's LX2400 device will be used in junction boxes supporting both existing and next-generation high-power solar modules serving industrial, commercial and utility-scale applications. The LX2400 is fully functional from -65 degrees C to 165 degrees C, passes 1.4-Joule lightning tests and is compliant with IEC61215, Section 10.18, the company adds.
Production volumes will be available in the third quarter of this year.
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