ArrayPower, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based power electronics company, says its second-generation Sequenced Inverter has completed and passed all certification tests required for use in solar installations across the U.S. and Canada.
The Sequenced Inverter converts the DC power produced by solar photovoltaic modules into three-phase AC power for use in commercial-scale PV systems. Module manufacturers integrate Sequenced Inverters into their products during the manufacturing process.
Sequenced Inverter Model AP-SI-270BB was deemed to meet or exceed all safety and grid compliance standards with testing performed by MET Laboratories Inc., a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, the company says. These standards include UL 1741, CSA C22.2 NO 107.1-01 and IEEE 1547.
ArrayPower and its module manufacturing partners have also completed extensive module safety and reliability testing – beyond the requirements outlined in module safety standard UL1703 – to validate the ability of Sequenced Inverter-equipped AC modules to withstand harsh environments over the product's 25-year warranty period, the company adds.