Ideal Power Converters Unveils Commercial & Utility-Scale Inverters For PV Generation & Grid Storage

October 11, 2009 by Jeff Shepard

Ideal Power Converters, Inc. (IPC), a new photovoltaic inverter manufacturer, is unveiling its commercial & utility scale inverters for both photovoltaic generation and grid storage.

IPC has patented what it describes as a revolutionary software configurable power converter topology that dramatically improves the performance of electronic power converters. IPC’s initial products are combined high power photovoltaic and battery inverter systems. According to the company, these products will be the most economical and energy efficient solution to enable distributed storage on the power grid.

"IPC’s proprietary power converter topology has the technical potential to disrupt established power converter industries," stated Dr. Hamid A. Toliyat, Director, Electric Machines and Power Electronics Laboratory, Texas A&M University. "The IPC topology offers substantial reductions in weight, size and materials over conventional voltage source inverters, while delivering higher efficiency. It also has unique capabilities to support an efficient battery interface and respond faster to power grid transients."