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Pulsiv Solar to perfect micro-inverter with Bosch UK's help

Solar panels. Author: John S. Quarterman. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

April 11 (Renewables Now) - Pulsiv Solar, a University of Plymouth spinout, aims to roll out a solar micro-inverter that would be at least 5% more efficient than current market leaders and it has sought the help of Robert Bosch Ltd (Bosch UK) to speed up the product development and testing.

Earlier this week it was announced that the Robert Bosch GmbH unit will help optimise the design of Pulsiv’s micro-inverter prototype as part of a GBP-289,000 (USD 378,000/EUR 335,000) project. Innovate UK has contributed a grant of GBP 130,000 for it.

Thanks to the agreement, Pulsiv will be able to market its devices as “Engineered by Bosch” once they are commercially available.

Pulsiv has been created to develop and commercialise the work of Dr Zaki Ahmed, more specifically his plug-in devices that convert solar electricity from direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC). Apart from the solar sector, the technology could also be used to boost the efficiency of power converters in consumer devices such as mobile phones and laptops, Pulsiv said.

Frontier IP Group Plc (LON:FIPP) holds an 18.9% stake in Pulsiv Solar.

(GBP 1 = USD 1.31/EUR 1.16)

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