Mitramax Energy GmbH offers Intelligent Energy Controller, IEC, that harvests 25% more solar energy from a Solar Array
Highest energy yield from any photo-voltaic solar panel is realized when power is drawn at the peak power point voltage, Vp. Intelligent Energy Controller, IEC, at first, ensures that every solar panel in an array delivers its highest energy even when temperature as well as Sun position changes during a day. Secondly, with 98% efficiency it boosts output voltage to any voltage from 48V to 400V. You know that most solar arrays are composed of “series strings” of matched panels, wired in series to have high voltage DC and higher power. This conventional approach is fundamentally vulnerable – when individual panels experience minor variations in output, Vp, they disrupt the output of the string and the entire array, cutting overall energy harvest by 15 to 30 percent! IEC from Mitramax Energy, eliminates these losses completely. That’s why in 2009, Mitramax Energy got its Australian Innovation Patent. Australia like India has abundant Sun shine making this innovation important to them.
Independent studies have proven that the highest energy loss in PV Solar Panel is when a shadow is cast by a tree or dust, dirt, leaves or bird dropping that covers even in one PV panel within a series string of several panels. (See the study by the Director of Renewable Energy at the National Semiconductor Corp. USA) MITRAMAX Energy’s Parallel Solar architecture addresses this inherent vulnerability. With the addition of a MPPT and Voltage Boost within a PV module, each PV panel becomes a fully independent, highly efficient contributor of power to the array – just like a power plant on a grid. That is what IEC does. It extracts solar energy from panel with over 97.5% efficiency and works reliably at temperatures as high as 90⁰C. It’s enclosure meets IP65 specifications for long term outdoor use under all climatic conditions. IEC’s Parallel Array gives system designers flexibility regarding PV panel location, orientation and overall system size. Installers have a safe, simple wiring scheme with easy expansion and per-panel monitoring. And most importantly, system operators improve their expected output and payback.