Microsemi, Spelsberg Develop Solar Bypass Technology

Microsemi Corp., a manufacturer of analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits and semiconductors, and Spelsberg, in conjunction with its partner, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, have developed a new technology for photovoltaic solar modules.

Microsemi has worked with Spelsberg ELS and Fraunhofer ISE to develop a solar bypass technology designed to increase reliability while reducing power dissipation in the critical bypass diode by up to 90% as compared to today's typical solutions. Microsemi products based on the technology will implement Microsemi's patented, ultra-low-power CoolRUN technology.

The technology will be used in solar modules for commercial, residential and industrial applications. Microsemi and its partners believe that the diode technology will have a particularly significant impact on the economic models of large-scale solar energy providers in the power purchase agreement market.

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SOURCE: Microsemi Corp.

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