Canadian Solar Inc. has developed the Intelligrated Power module series, which integrates panel electronics with specially designed modules.
The first product in the line, CommercialAC, integrates the module and inverter into one module that is designed to simplify commercial system design and installation. Beginning with CommercialAC, the complete Intelligrated Power product offering will eventually support all market segments, Canadian Solar says.
Integrating Canadian Solar's specially designed solar module with the new sequenced inverter technology, the AC module does not require a central or string inverter, or module and string sizing. Built with new hotspot suppression technology that eliminates diodes, the rugged inverter components are more reliable and durable than standard micro-inverters, according to Canadian Solar. It has no high-voltage DC and no arc faulting.
The CommercialAC module and sequenced inverter are covered by Canadian Solar's 25-year warranty, as well as warranty insurance underwritten by A.M. Best-rated insurance carriers.