Applied Energy Technologies (AET) Unveils First-in-Kind Shade Cover and Disconnect Mounting Kit for its Rayport-I™ Solar Inverter Mounting Kit

AET (Applied Energy Technologies)

MAUMEE, Ohio – October 10, 2014 – AET (Applied Energy Technologies), a preferred supplier of utility-scale racking systems and one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, is pleased to announce the unveiling of its Rayport-I shade cover, a protective cover for its innovative solar inverter mounting kit for string inverters. AET’s Rayport-I  will also include a disconnect mounting kit, an optional feature for securely storing disconnect units, and both products will be on display at Solar Power International (booth #2327) from October 20-23, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas NV.

The Rayport-I shade cover is the first product of its kind and helps decrease and maintain inverter temperatures, particularly during the summer months, in order to preserve the function of the inverter. The Rayport-I disconnect mounting kit allow for disconnect units to be fixed in a convenient location on the front or rear of the rack, close to the inverter itself. AET has already seen a highly positive industry response to its Rayport-I inverter mounting kit and the newly launched options.

John Harberts, VP Product Development at AET, commented, “The launch of our Rayport-I solar inverter mounting kit generated a lot of excitement in the industry and we are delighted to add an optional shade cover and disconnect mounting kit to the Rayport-I product line.

“The shade cover is protective equipment designed to help maintain the lifespan, reliability and performance of inverters by shielding them from external factors particularly sun exposure, and to a degree, other weather conditions, as well as dust and debris. Disconnect units are an important safety feature that allow for immediate system shutdown in the event of an emergency. AET’s disconnect mounting kit protects and secures the unit and fits easily to the front or rear of the Rayport-I inverter mounting kit, allowing it to be safely stored close to the inverter,” said Mr. Harberts.

The Rayport-I inverter mounting kit fits most string inverters on the market and can be used in either roof top or ground mount systems. The stainless steel kit mounts at a 20 degree angle and has been rigorously tested to withstand the most challenging environmental conditions. The Rayport-I is durable and lightweight, weighing just 13lbs, helping to reduce shipping costs and enabling easier handling on the job site

AET’s engineers are constantly delivering innovative, high quality solutions to meet the needs of solar racking customers. AET’s racking products are designed to save valuable installation time, help minimize installation-related maintenance issues and to work within developer and EPC budgets.


About AET

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a leading provider of world-class solar mounting solutions, delivers top quality engineering, manufacturing and installation (EMI) services for bankable utility and commercial-scale solar projects. With an impeccable track record of more than 160 MW in completed projects, 100% on time delivery, 100% on budget, and zero warranty claims, AET meets the highest standards in product manufacturing, design and engineering, and installation required by some of the solar industry’s foremost leaders. AET has more than 30 years of product development and engineering experience, and creates mounting solutions that stand up to harsh environmental conditions, meet tough budget constraints, and are fast and easy to install. For more information, visit

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