Products & Equipment : Product Launches

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[Fremont, CA] Designed for compatibility with high-power 60-cell modules that vendors are introducing to the US market this year, SolarEdge’s recently announced P320 optimizer supports 60-cell modules with STC power ratings of up to 320 W. The P320 is rated for a maximum short-circuit current of 11 A and an absolute maximum input voltage of 48 Vdc. The add-on optimizer is compatible with all SolarEdge inverter models and features single-bolt installation and a 25-year warranty. Like other optimizer models in SolarEdge’s product line, the new P320 enables module-level optimization, monitoring and shutdown functionality that holds optimizer voltage at 1 Vdc during standby system operation.

SolarEdge / 877.360.5292 / solaredge.us

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[Livermore, CA] SolarBOS has expanded its diverse BOS equipment suite with the introduction of the Battery Connection Panels product line. The panels combine the output circuits of multiple storage battery banks on the dc side of the inverter, allowing integrators to safely connect multiple banks in parallel to meet a project’s specific storage capacity requirement. Depending on the model, the 1,000-Vdc rated panel has a maximum common bus rating of 2,560 A and features 2–16 inputs that accept up to 600 MCM conductors. Options include load-break or non-load–break disconnect switches, circuit breakers, input monitoring and NEMA 4 and NEMA 4X enclosures.

SolarBOS / 925.456.7744 / solarbos.com

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[Lawrence, MA] Solectria, a Yaskawa company, has added the 1,000 Vdc 480 Vac PVI 36TL to its 3-phase string inverter product family. The non-isolated 36 kW inverter features two independent MPP trackers with four fused inputs per tracker. The operating voltage range for the 36TL is 280–950 Vdc, and the MPPT range is 520–800 Vdc. The 124.5-pound inverter has a CEC-weighted efficiency of 98% and a tare loss of only 1 W. An integrated ac/dc disconnect is standard. Options include web-based monitoring, ac/dc disconnect covers, dc combiner bypass, and roof mount bracket and shade cover.

Solectria / 978.683.9700 / solectria.com

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[Albuquerque, NM] Developed for utility-scale PV power plants, Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ v3 offers significant advancements over its previous DuraTrack HZ v2.5 model. The recently launched third-generation tracker has a redesigned drivetrain that incorporates two-stage gearing and octagonal torque tubes to enable the installation of up to 80 modules per row. To speed module installation, Array Technologies developed a single-fastener module clamp with integrated grounding. The drivetrain has sealed gearboxes that are designed to be maintenance free for the life of the plant. The DuraTrack HZ v3 minimizes driveline and module gaps to maximize array density and site utilization while requiring half of the motors and controllers of the previous model. A passive wind mitigation feature protects against storm survival risks and the maintenance requirements associated with active stow components.

Array Technologies / 855.872.2578 / arraytechinc.com

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[Portage, IN] Fronius is now manufacturing its line of Primo non-isolated inverters at its 400,000-square-foot facility in Portage, Indiana. The Primo is designed for the residential market and is available in power classes from 3.8 kW to 8.2 kW. Part of Fronius’ SnapINverter line, the Primo is a lightweight 47.3 pounds and features a hinged mounting system. Its dual MPP trackers allow for the independent optimization of two PV source circuits. The operating voltage range for the Primo inverters is 80–600 Vdc. The MPPT range is 270–480 Vdc for the 8.2 kW model and varies slightly for each model in the Primo lineup. Additional features include arc-fault circuit interruption, integrated Wi-Fi for data collection and free lifetime monitoring through the Fronius Solar.web portal. In addition, Fronius is scheduled to begin shipping its Rapid Shutdown Box in fall 2015 to facilitate NEC 2014 Section 690.12–compliant SnapINverter systems.

Fronius USA / 877.376.6487 / fronius-usa.com

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[Bethel, CT] Solar Data Systems’ innovative monitoring solution for residential-scale PV systems, the Solar-Log 350, is shipping. The ANSI-certified revenue-grade meter with integrated Solar-Log monitoring was first announced at Solar Power International in Las Vegas. Solar Data Systems partnered with GE to develop the plug-and-play socket meter–based solution. The Solar-Log 350 features built-in current transducers and 3G cellular communication to provide certified revenue-grade metering and incentive reporting. The product is compatible with all 240 Vac single-phase string and microinverter systems. Solar Data Systems plans to introduce additional socket meter–based models (Solar-Log 360 and Solar-Log 370) this summer. The new models will offer enhanced monitoring solutions such as self-consumption metering, weather information tracking, inverter direct monitoring and power management.

Solar Data Systems / 203.702.7189 / solar-log.net

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[Livermore, CA] SolarBOS recently released new wire harness and cable assembly solutions. The products include overmolded “Y” harnesses with inline fuses, homerun cable assemblies and combiner box whips. All wire harness assemblies are custom manufactured to client specifications. Customers can choose from various American wire gauges (AWGs) and conductor jacket colors, industry-standard connectors and custom labels at each connection point. SolarBOS manufactures its wire harness and cable assembly solutions at its Grand Rapids, Michigan, facility using automated Schleuniger wire cutting, stripping and labeling equipment.

SolarBOS / 925.456.7744 / solarbos.com

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[New York] The GS Standing Seam Roof System is the most recent addition to GameChange Racking’s product portfolio. Designed for both rail-mounted and direct-mount railless PV arrays, GameChange offers seam clamps for all standard standing seam roofing profiles. The Rail Mount option includes seam clamps, L-feet, aluminum rails, bonding jumpers, self-grounding module clamps and all hardware. The Direct Mount system substitutes module-mounting plates for L-feet and rails. Both systems are rated for 130 mph wind loads and 60 psf snow loads, and they carry a 20-year warranty. Testing to UL 2703 is in progress.

GameChange Racking / 212.359.0205 / gamechangeracking.com

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[Trinity, FL] Manufactured by Castle Rock, Colorado–based Action Manufacturing and available from Fall Protection Distributors, the Standing Seam Roof Anchor 1 (SSRA1) is a nonpenetrating, removable fall protection anchor for metal standing seam roof systems. The SSRA1 consists of a solid 6061-T6 aluminum body with 12 stainless steel set screws and a D-ring attachment. The anchor is lightweight (4.5 lbs) and OSHA/ANSI tested to 5,000 lbs in all directions of pull, allowing installers to access both sides of a pitched roof without having to reposition the anchor. The SSRA1 is compatible with more than 500 standing seam panel profiles and can be powder coated to match the roofing color in permanent installations. For short-term anchor attachment, the distributor recommends its nylon-tipped setscrews to minimize panel seam scratching. The SSRA1 is available for $189; a set of 12 nylon-tipped set screws is $24.

Fall Protection Distributors / 863.703.4522 / standingseamroofanchor.com

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[West Guelph, Ontario] Targeting residential applications, Canadian Solar is releasing a new all-black module line to the North and South American markets. The product family includes the CS6K-M monocrystalline module and the CS6K-P polycrystalline module. Both models feature a black frame and backsheet as well as dark cells. The CS6K-M has a module efficiency of 16.19% and will be available with power ratings of 255 W, 260 W and 265 W STC. The CS6K-P has a module efficiency of 15.58% and will be available with power ratings of 250 W and 255 W STC. Production runs for the CS6K-M are scheduled to begin in May, with production runs for the CS6K-P expected to begin in early June.

Canadian Solar / 888.998.7739 / canadiansolar.com

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