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SMPS Solar Power and Micro-Inverter Solutions

SMPS Solar Power and Micro-Inverter SolutionsSolar related power conversion is becoming more important with increase in solar power adoption and stringent efficiency requirements. Microchip’s grid-connected solar micro inverter reference design, with the dsPIC® DSC, has a maximum power output of 215W and provides a high efficiency of ~94% at nominal conditions (230V AC). Microchip also has a portable solar charging reference design based on a PIC16F® MCU that can charge a 24V battery system from a 130W/12V solar panel. This design can provide 1.3 kWh of energy in 10 hours of charging time.