SMA Unveils Second-Generation Solar Inverter Racking Solution


SMA has released the second generation of its ReadyRack all-in-one inverter, rack and disconnect solution for commercial rooftop solar PV. Specifically designed for the company’s Sunny Tripower TL-US three-phase inverter, the new ReadyRack allows for simpler, faster system installation while offering durability and code compliance right out of the box, according to SMA.

“The original ReadyRack revolutionized the North American commercial rooftop market by providing immediate rooftop placement and connection of the inverters, drastically reducing the time to energization,” says Marko Wittich, SMA executive vice president of sales for the Americas region. “For the second-generation ReadyRack, SMA improved upon the original design by reducing both its footprint and per-unit weight, making it an even more versatile solution for today’s crowded commercial rooftops.”

According to the company, the ReadyRack is a fully integrated, preassembled and prewired roof-mount rack that includes all balance-of-system components for reduced wiring time and labor on-site, saving an average of two hours of assembly time per inverter. This turnkey solution includes a Sunny Tripower TL-US inverter; SMA Connection Unit (an eight-string combiner with disconnect); AC disconnect switch; and complete ground bonding of all components. Also included are pre-installed EPDM foot pads for direct placement on the roof, with no additional piers or blocks needed. The ReadyRack’s main structure is made in the U.S. of corrosion-resistant aluminum and features stainless-steel mounting hardware.

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