SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(ArrayPower, a Silicon Valley-based power electronics company, today announced it has partnered with Phoenix Contact, a leading manufacturer of electric connection and industrial automation technology. The companies have jointly developed a specialized AC cable harness designed exclusively for systems using ArrayPower’s Sequenced Inverter technology.)--
“Solar integrators and system owners will immediately recognize the value of the Sequenced Inverter’s simplified design, which allows them to connect PV systems to the grid with the hassle-free connection of one AC cable.”
The Sequenced Inverter is paired with a solar module to convert the DC power produced by solar cells into grid-ready, three-phase AC power. Featuring an integrated “one-click” connector, the outdoor-rated cable harness designed by Phoenix Contact and ArrayPower facilitates power transfer to the electrical grid and enables faster, safer, more flexible solar installations.
“Teaming with a highly-experienced engineering and manufacturing firm was a vital stepping stone to further optimize our PV system design flexibility and installation ease,” said Wendy Arienzo, CEO of ArrayPower. “Solar integrators and system owners will immediately recognize the value of the Sequenced Inverter’s simplified design, which allows them to connect PV systems to the grid with the hassle-free connection of one AC cable.”
The Sequenced Inverter is designed to meet the unique needs of the commercial-scale solar market. The technology is integrated into module customers’ products during the manufacturing process, fostering cost reductions across the solar value chain. Sequenced Inverters offer superior reliability, backed by a 25-year warranty.
“Thanks in part to our custom-tailored cable harness design, Sequenced Inverter-equipped PV systems enable a new level of simplicity and safety for solar integrators – benefits that are crucial at the commercial scale,” said Mike Peppler, Director of the Device Connection Regional Business Unit with Phoenix Contact. “Working alongside a true innovator like ArrayPower is an exceptional opportunity to apply our design and engineering expertise to support the acceleration of global solar energy adoption.”
Based in Sunnyvale, California, ArrayPower produces Sequenced Inverter technology for application in solar energy systems to maximize performance, simplify installation and improve capital returns. The ArrayPower Sequenced Inverter is fully integrated with the solar module to create AC power that is grid-ready and commercial grade. The result is a safe, reliable and easy-to-install system that delivers more power at optimal costs. ArrayPower was founded in 2008 and is led by an executive team with extensive international experience in the solar, power electronics and semiconductor industries. For more information, visit www.arraypower.com.
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 47 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa. For more information about Phoenix Contact, visit www.phoenixcontact.com.