Power-One Inc., a provider of power conversion and management solutions, says that three new series in its Aurora family of renewable-energy inverters are now available for North American installations. According to the company, these grid-connected products, having already demonstrated acceptance in European markets, offer a unique combination of ultra-high efficiencies, installer-friendly designs, long service life and competitive initial acquisition costs, significantly increasing return on investment in photovoltaic installations from 3 kW to 4.2 kW.
The Aurora PVI-3.0, PVI-3.6 and PVI-4.2 Series provide 208 V AC and 277 V AC single-phase and 240 V AC (split phase) outputs rated at 3.0 kW, 3.6 kW and 4.2 kW at up to 96.8% efficiency (CEC 96%). Other features include full-rated output power available up to 50 degrees C ambient, and a 90 V to 580 V DC input range.
Application flexibility is enhanced by optional parallel-array-input configuration capabilities, and input-blocking diodes on PVI-4.2 models, the company adds. A five-year warranty is extendable to 12 years.
SOURCE: Power One Inc.