Uptime Improvements for Photovoltaic Power Inverters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$99,952.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-10ER85908
Agency Tracking Number:
94075
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
02 c
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000161
Small Business Information
Ridgetop Group, Inc.
6595 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ, 85704
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
157955597
Principal Investigator
 Justin Judkins
 Dr.
 (520) 742-3300
 justin.juudkin@ridgetopgroup.com
Business Contact
 Milena Thompson
Title: Dr.
Phone: (520) 742-3300
Email: milena.thompson@ridgetopgroup.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An innovative Reliability-Prediction System funded by DOE for Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Cell Inverters will yield important benefits to the Public. The power conditioning module in a PV system, the inverter, has been identified as the component with the lowest reliability in many studies. This SBIR Program will significantly benefit the DOE, by improving state-of-the-art of degradation diagnostics and reliability prediction methods for field-deployed PV inverters. The public will benefit from the Ridgetop significant contribution towards renewable energy sources supported through Presidential energy initiatives. Ridgetop

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