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Liten's research is addressing the different components that make up a PV power plant and software to optimize systems in terms of design and coupling with the grid.
Specifically, Liten is developing tools to:
Software to combine meteorological data and cloud-cover observations.
Algorithms to estimate fouling, degradation, faults, and losses per unit.
Silicon carbide (SiC) inverters and components: 5 kW to 250 kW.
Gallium nitride (GaN) inverters and components: 100 W to 5 kW.
New architectures (linear plants, agrivoltaics, floating PV).
High-yield photovoltaics and custom modules.
These hardware and software development programs are run on test platforms and equipment at scales representative of actual use.
The SNCF and SNCF Réseau have just entered into a collaboration with the CEA at the INES to develop photovoltaic systems capable of operating at voltages of up to 9000Vdc.
The CEA at INES has produced the first prototype of a 400W photovoltaic microinverter made with GaN transistors developed by the CEA laboratories at Leti.
It offers a high power density of 1.1 kW/L and an efficiency of 97%
The ITE INES.2S is conducting research on life cycle analysis and is developing a tool for the analysis of the environmental impact of installations composed of photovoltaic (PV) panels and a battery storage system, in self-consumption. A guidance to make technological choices with regard to their environmental impacts.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.