Alternate Energy & e-Mobility

Renewable Energy & Electric Vehicle Testing Solutions

Pacific Power Source is firmly committed to supporting the development and manufacturing of renewable energy sources. Many solar and wind based technologies are being deployed all over the world to supplement traditional energy sources.

We also partner with a range of automotive tier 1 and tier 2 companies that are involved with Electric Vehicle drive trains and battery development as well as charging infrastructure development

Testing PV Inverters Using Grid Simulation

These technologies often require grid-tied DC/AC inverters using modern switch mode PWM technology to achieve maximum conversion efficiency. Pacific Power Source has a long history of supplying industry with state of the art fully programmable AC Power Sources used to simulate a wide array of AC anomalies.

With a large installed base of precision AC Power Sources in commercial and industrial accounts, we offer a broad spectrum of software and hardware solutions that help our customers accomplish the successful and economical harnessing of renewable energy sources.

Industrial PV Inverter Test

Large scale industrial grid-tied PV inverters generate power ranging from 12KW up several hundreds of KW and require extensive type testing to be certified for grid-tied operation under all kinds of adverse line conditions. The regenerative, bidirectional AZX Series programmable AC & DC Power Source family is well suited to this task due to their extensive range of programmable features and it’s 30kVA to 400KVA available power range.

Since PV inverters generate AC power, the AC Power Source used to simulate the AC grid must be able to absorb this power and return it to the grid. The AZX series seamlessly transitions between source and sink mode and meets all requirements for AC Grid Simulation for the PV inverter type test and production test standards listed below.

Conveniently test PV solar inverters up to 400kVA to industry standards like UL 1547, IEEE 1547.1, IEC TS 63106-1, IEC TS 61000-3-4 & -3-5 using our AZX Series regenerative AC Grid Simulator products.

Micro PV Inverter Test

Micro inverters have quickly grown in popularity since their introduction due in large part to their ease of installation and high energy efficiency resulting from distributed power generation. With power levels typically below 500W, the Pacific Power Source LMX series of four quadrant capable linear AC power sources is perfect for testing micro inverters. As the linear LMX AC power source is able to source and sink AC power, it can be used to test PV micro-inverters without the need for additional AC loads in the setup. The fast dynamic response of the linear LMX AC power source provides high fidelity AC grid simulation compared to switched mode AC power sources.