Technology named one of the top innovations of the year
ArrayPower, a Silicon Valley-based power electronics company, has been named a winner of the 50th Annual R&D 100 Awards for its flagship product, the Sequenced Inverter.
Since its inception in 1963, the R&D 100 Awards program has recognized the most technologically significant products introduced to the marketplace. Winners are selected by an independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine, with past honorees including the flashcube (1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), lab on a chip (1996) and HDTV (1998).
The ArrayPower Sequenced Inverter is the first module-integrated solar inverter designed specifically for the commercial-scale market, converting the DC power produced by solar modules into grid-ready, three-phase AC power. Sequenced Inverter-equipped AC modules enable cost reductions along the solar value chain – from the manufacturing process through installation and maintenance – and boost the performance of commercial and industrial systems.
"From the beginning, we've focused on attaining the optimal balance of electronics innovation and design simplicity to create a product capable of changing the solar landscape. This prestigious recognition serves as a validation that we've achieved that goal," said Wendy Arienzo, CEO of ArrayPower. "The R&D 100 Awards have long served as a springboard for transformative technologies, and we're thrilled to be counted among the 2012 honorees."
Winners will be recognized at the R&D 100 Awards Banquet on Nov. 1, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. A full list of winning innovations is available at www.rdmag.com.
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Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., ArrayPower produces a 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.
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