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Magna-Power Electronics Announces Solar Array Emulation: from 2 kW to 900 kW+

January 04, 2010 • Flemington, NJ USA

Magna-Power Electronics Photovoltaic Power Profile Emulation (PPPE) software automatically calculates solar array voltage and current profiles based on user-defined parameters. These profiles can be sequentially sent to a Magna-Power Electronics' power supply, which will emulate defined characteristics. The user can define a limitless number of profiles to be emulated and sequenced over a given time period.

Design and production validation for photovoltaic connected electronics requires a photovoltaic emulating power source with flexible output characteristics. For development and manufacturing, using photovoltaic arrays for validation is costly with uncontrolled source characteristics. By utilizing a power supply with user-programmable output characteristics, the user can evaluate the full range of power conditions.

Key features of the software are as follows:

  • Automatic voltage/current profile calculation from reference parameters
  • Hundreds of models available ranging from 0-4000 Vdc and 0-18000 Adc
  • Autosequencing through power profiles, at user-defined time intervals
  • Graphical view of profiles; real-time output
  • Flexible modeling for manual or automatic operation
  • Compatible with Magna-Power Electronics dc power supplies including the: XR Series (2 kW - 6 kW), TS Series III (5 kW - 45 kW), MS Series III (30 kW - 75 kW), and MT Series IV (100 kW - 900 kW+)
  • Up to 50 voltage and current points per curve, with piecewise linear approximation performed between points and higher point density around maximum power point
  • RS-232 Standard; LXI TCP/IP Ethernet, IEEE 488.2 GPIB, USB available

Magna-Power Electronics PPPE software operable with their dc power supplies is available and shipping now. For more information, please visit the PPPE product page. Contact sales at (908) 237-2200 or [email protected]

About Magna-Power Electronics, Inc.

Magna-Power Electronics designs, develops, and manufactures robust current-fed power supplies in the USA that set industry standards for quality, size, and control. Their products can be found around the world feeding power to national laboratories, universities, and a wide range of industrial sites. Their experience in power electronics is reflected in their 2 kW to 900 kW+ product line, quality service, and reputation for excellence.

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