Azuray Technologies has unveiled the AP260 DC-DC power optimizer and AC160 solar module performance monitor. According to the company, the two new products provide a shading solution that monitors and optimizes an entire array, while giving installers the flexibility of providing shade compensation only on the solar modules that require it.
‘Installers want the flexibility to provide the most cost-effective solution for maximal energy harvest,’ says Les Crudele, CEO of Azuray Technologies. ‘We are pleased to release the first power optimization solution that combines the highest level of energy harvest and configuration freedom in the industry.’
The AP260 is an advancement of Azuray's AP250 power optimize designed to increase energy generation in solar arrays where there are modules that experience shading, soiling or mismatch, the company explains. While the AP250 is a stand-alone power optimizer, the AP260 supports real-time monitoring of energy output and safety shutoff features when used in conjunction with the ACM300 communications gateway.
The AC160 is a cost-effective monitoring and safety device that provides full system-level monitoring. The AC160 can be mixed with the AP260 when there is shade present on a PV array.Â