In wind and solar power generation, the building blocks of power conversion and transmission are extremely similar, even though actual power generation depends on the power source itself.
Spread across the wind and solar power generation platforms are an array of sensors that measure wind speed, blade pitch, battery status, and other critical system monitors. Typically processed on proprietary or standard communication protocols, such RS232/485, SERCOS, PROFIBUS or CAN.
Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) transmitters and receivers are ideally suited for these applications.
Power conversion blocks are the core of solar and wind power applications. To prevent unwanted ground loops and electromagnetic interference where stringent IEC 61000 standards apply, high voltage IGBT/IGCT semiconductors used in Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) transmitters and receivers are ideally suited for these applications.