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Chris Deline

Researcher V-Electrical Engineering

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Dr. Deline received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2003, 2005, and 2008, respectively, all in electrical engineering. His doctoral work involved experimental investigation of the magnetic nozzle region of electric propulsion thrusters at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Since 2008 he has been a research engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, in the photovoltaic (PV) performance and reliability group. He has coauthored several reports about the performance impacts of microinverters and DC-DC converters in PV systems under mismatched and shaded conditions. His research includes thin-film PV performance and stabilization, mismatch and partial shading in PV systems, and distributed power electronics for PV.

He is also currently managing several research projects with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Regional Test Centers and is coprincipal investigator of research, funded by an ARPA-E grant, in collaboration with the University of Colorado to investigate PV submodule integrated DC-DC converters.

Featured Work

Deline, C., MacAlpine, S., Hanson, A., Stauth, J., and Sullivan, C. 2015. "Partial-Shading Assessment of Photovoltaic Installations via Module-Level Monitoring." Preprint. Presented at the 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-40), Denver, Colorado, June 8–13, 2014, 9 pp. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL/CP-5J00-63765.

Deline, C., Meydbray, J., Donovan, M., and Forrest, J. 2014. Photovoltaic Shading Testbed for Module-Level Power Electronics: 2014 Update (Technical Report). NREL/TP-5J00-62471.

Deline, C., Sekulic, B., Stein, J., Barkaszi, S., Yang, J., and Kahn, S. 2014. "Evaluation of Maxim Module-Integrated Electronics at the DOE Regional Test Centers." Preprint. Presented at the 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-40), Denver, Colorado, June 8–13, 2014, 8 pp. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL/CP-5J00-62024.

Deline, C., Stokes, A., Silverman, T.J., Rummel, S., Jordan, D., and Kurtz, S. 2012. "Electrical Bias as an Alternate Method for Reproducible Measurement of Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIGS) Photovoltaic Modules. Preprint." Presented at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2012, San Diego, California, August 12–16, 2012, 14 pp. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL/CP-5200-56078.

Ollala, C., Deline, C., and Maksimovic, D. 2014. "Performance of Mismatched PV Systems with Submodule Integrated Converters." IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. Vol. 4(1), January 2014; pp. 396–404; Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL/JA-5200-57894.

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