US 9,812,859 B2
Distributed maximum power point tracking system, structure and process
Argil E. Shaver, II, Menlo Park, CA (US); and Ronald M. Newdoll, Woodside, CA (US)
Assigned to Solaredge Technologies Ltd., Herzeliya (IL)
Filed by SOLAREDGE TECHNOLOGIES LTD., Herzelya Pituach (IL)
Filed on Apr. 19, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/866,962.
Application 13/866,962 is a continuation of application No. 13/250,887, filed on Sep. 30, 2011, granted, now 8,427,009.
Application 13/250,887 is a continuation of application No. 12/842,864, filed on Jul. 23, 2010, granted, now 8,035,249, issued on Oct. 11, 2011.
Application 12/842,864 is a continuation of application No. 12/056,235, filed on Mar. 26, 2008, granted, now 7,772,716, issued on Aug. 10, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/908,361, filed on Mar. 27, 2007.
Prior Publication US 2013/0229731 A1, Sep. 5, 2013
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H02H 9/04 (2006.01); H01L 31/02 (2006.01); H02J 3/38 (2006.01)
CPC H02H 9/041 (2013.01) [H01L 31/02021 (2013.01); H02J 3/385 (2013.01); Y02E 10/58 (2013.01); Y10T 307/305 (2015.04); Y10T 307/406 (2015.04); Y10T 307/50 (2015.04); Y10T 307/707 (2015.04)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A control module, comprising:
input connections that are connectable to one or more DC power cells;
output connections that are connectable to an inverter;
a signal processing circuit connected to the input connections and to the output connections;
a crowbar circuit that is located across the input connections; and
a controller that is connected to the signal processing circuit, wherein the controller comprises a communications link that is connectable to a server;
wherein the controller is configured to drive the crowbar circuit to short across the input connections in response to an input signal that is sent from the server and received at the controller over the communications link.