Alencon releases new high-voltage DC:DC converters

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Alencon Systems announced the launch of CUBE. This is the latest line of high power, high voltage DC:DC converters for alternative energy applications. Derived from Combined Universal Buck/Boost Power Electronics, CUBE is a compact centralized DC:DC optimizer. CUBE is available to support both 1,000 V and 1,500 V DC:DC applications and is available in two modalities: CUBE-PV for solar applications and CUBE-ES for battery energy storage applications.

CUBE is unique among other centralized DC:DC converters by offering a level of power density approximately five times higher than other non-isolated DC:DC converters of similar power class. CUBE delivers unparalleled power density with a silicon carbide-based powertrain. CUBE is currently patent pending at the US Patent Office. Like all Alencon products, the CUBE is designed and manufactured at Alencon’s factory in the Philadelphia area of ​​the United States.

CUBE offers many unique advantages to developers of alternative energy projects. For large PV plants, CUBE-PV provides distributed energy harvesting, increasing energy yields for projects with large central inverters. In projects like this, CUBE boosts the voltage to the central inverter, allowing it to be used more efficiently. In doing so, large-scale PV plants can be built with fewer power blocks, resulting in significant cost savings. CUBE-PV can also use less copper in the overall system by operating at higher voltages and lower currents. Furthermore, with CUBE-PV, your PV plant is ready for storage. CUBE-PV can also be a great tool for powering older PV arrays.

For battery energy storage applications, CUBE-ES offers a high-density, cost-effective package for integrating batteries into DC-coupled solar + storage projects. CUBE-ES is the ideal solution for stepping up voltage from low voltage batteries to high voltage power conversion systems (PCS). As a result of its high switching frequency, CUBE provides little additional fault current contribution to the energy storage system.

Hanan Fishman, President of Alencon Systems, said: “Allencon has leveraged his 10-year expertise in building high-power, high-voltage DC:DC converters with next-generation silicon-carbide power electronics to bring products to the market with unmatched power density. I did.”

The Alencon CUBE series complements Alencon’s existing line of galvanically isolated modular DC:DC optimizers, SPOT and BOSS. As an example, CUBE-PV can be combined with Alencon BOSS to create a cost-effective fixed voltage DC bus solar + storage project.

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