Monitoring, Solar

AEIS string inverters ready for Smart Grid communication

Advanced Energy Industries Inc. launched the PV Powered HE String inverter line for rooftop installations. It offers standard ZigBee wireless monitoring, high-efficiency, and multiple ease-of-installation features.

November 10, 2011 — Advanced Energy Industries Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS) launched the PV Powered (PVP) HE String inverter line, targeting North American residential and small-commercial rooftop installations. It offers standard ZigBee wireless monitoring, high-efficiency, and multiple ease-of-installation features.

ZigBee-based wireless monitoring allows the PVP HE String inverters to communicate performance data to an optional AE wireless gateway for free. This can eliminate inverter modifications in the field and simplify cable configurations.

The inverters are compatible with other ZigBee-enabled Smart Grid communication devices such as smart appliances, utility Smart Meters or home area network (HAN) controllers.

Features:

  • 97% California Energy Commission (CEC) efficiency;
  • wide maximum power point tracking (MPPT) window;
  • selectable AC voltage;
  • integrated front and side lifting handles;
  • strategically located knockout sizes;
  • integrated AC/DC fusing.

The PVP HE String line offers power ranges from 3.8 to 7kW and will be available in Q2 2012. AE?s new line of string inverters are covered by a standard 10-year warranty with optional 15- and 20-year warranties.

Advanced Energy (Nasdaq:AEIS) makes power and control technologies for high-growth, thin-film manufacturing and solar-power generation. For more information on Advanced Energy?s inverter solutions, please visit www.advanced-energy.com/solarenergy

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