PV Integration Laboratory (PiL)

PV Integration Laboratory (PiL)

The PV Integration Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility for testing and developing high performance power-electronic systems for photovoltaic integration. The lab features a reconfigurable 21kW PV system, including 14 individual 60-cell modules, a 14-module string, and a 7kW grid-tied system. The laboratory also includes a bi-directional 4-quardant grid emulators, advanced controller hardware-in-the-loop (CHIL) test capabilities, and thermal test chambers for reliability studies. Research in the laboratory focuses on various aspects of power electronic systems, including wideband current sensors, miniaturized passive component structures, reliability of wide-bandgap semiconductors, grid integration studies, and high-performance PV inverter design.

Primary faculty: Babak Parkhideh

Collaborators: Robert Cox

Location: EPIC 2374

For more information, https://coefs.charlotte.edu/bparkhid/pv-integration-laboratory/