Alencon patents DC optimizer for storage systems
Alencon Systems announces the grant of US Patent #11,146,079, which relates to the novelty of the company’s Bi-Directional Optimizer for Storage Systems (BOSS). This patent award is Alencon’s seventh US patent granted.
The patent specifically addresses the unique technological and application aspects of Alencon’s galvanically isolated bi-directional DC:DC converter, the BOSS, for use in large-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS). The patent not only covers BOSS’s unique silicon carbide-based (SiC), galvanically isolated topology, but also covers the differentiated benefits that BOSS brings to BESS, whether those systems are stand-alone or DC coupled to solar power. energy.
“This latest patent is testament to the incredible engineering team here at Alencon Systems,” said Hanan Fishman, president of Alencon Systems. “This patent award confirms the unique technological aspects of the Alencon BOSS and explains the unique system advantages the product offers in the current BESS market.”
U.S. Patent No. 11,146,079 also specifically discusses BOSS’s approach to rack-level battery charging and how the device can help balance the state of charge (SOC) of batteries of different health states (SOH). Such charge balancing is particularly critical as BESS ages and their constituent cells degrade.
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