Solar

Kyocera Solar and Outback Team Up

Two major companies providing solar photovoltaic (PV) equipment have teamed up their respective products for a new line of solar solutions. Kyocera Solar is collaborating with OutBack Power Systems, a manufacturer of inverters, to integrate and distribute ETL-listed power systems and components.

Scottsdale, Arizona – March 23, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] As a result of the collaboration, Kyocera Solar, is integrating and distributing the OutBack Power System, a pre-wired, pre-assembled, ready-to-install system that includes power conditioning, monitoring, and safety disconnects for power sources such as solar electric modules. OutBack introduced the system to the U.S. market in September 2002. “This enables our two companies to offer customers one of the most complete and versatile lines of solar electric power solutions,” said OutBack President Robin Gudgel. To become an integrator of OutBack power system panels and racks, Kyocera Solar, acquired Electrical Testing Lab (ETL) certification, a nationally recognized indication of success in meeting product safety standards for both consumer and industrial markets. ETL certification offers confidence to system installers that their power conditioning system may be approved for National Electrical Code (NEC) compliance, as required by most U.S. electrical inspectors. “Kyocera Solar, has been building custom solar electric system solutions for many years, but now we can build systems for use in applications that require ETL-listed assemblies,” said Tom Dyer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This will open many new markets for our Integration Department and provide our customers with a wider range of alternatives to job-site assembled power-conditioning and safety-disconnect systems.”