January 28, 2010
by PLANT STAFF
Sustainable Energy’s technology lowers the voltage of solar PV systems.
Photo: Sustainable Energy
TORONTO: Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd.’s SUNERGY LV (low voltage) and SUNERGY ELV (extra low voltage) inverters are now commercially available for sale and installation across North America.
The Calgary-based designer and manufacturer of power inverters for grid-connected solar PV systems said the product’s are now certified and listed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) to UL 1741 and CSA C22.2 No.107.1-01 standards.
The inverters target the North American commercial market with a 208-volt AC output, peak conversion efficiencies in excess of 96%, and a nominal 5,000-watt power output. Follow-on products will include different power ratings and a 240-volt AC output for residential applications.
Sustainable Energy said the SUNERGY inverter platform is ideal for the Ontario market. With an outdoor power rating ranging from -40 to plus 50 degrees C, the inverters are easily integrated into rooftop solar systems, reducing installation and ongoing maintenance costs associated with indoor rated inverters.
Sustainable Energy’s patented technology lowers the operating voltage of solar PV systems to household appliance levels, eliminating risk of serious injury to installers, emergency personnel and members of the public who come into accidental contact with a live solar power plant.