Photovoltaic Refrigeration

Arriba Technologies has pioneered a modular DC:DC converter system that allows PV strings to be connected directly (via a high voltage DC Link) to the motor drives of a variable speed refrigeration system.

PV power is blended with power from the main utility grid, right up to the point where PV provides sufficient electrical power to run the refrigeration system without assistance. Beyond this point, the DC:DC converter is modulated so that the need to export power back to the utility grid never arises. This unique design skirts around G59 licensing requirements and ensures that PV arrays on commercial rooftops are used in the most efficient way.