Extra low voltage inverter achieves maximum return on investment for rooftop applications and ensures safety for commercial and public sector buildings
Hamburg, Germany - September 22, 2009 - Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd (TSX VENTURE:STG) ("Sustainable Energy") today unveiled its second generation SUNERGY extra low voltage power inverter at the PV SEC Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany. This next-generation inverter is now commercially available to power solar rooftop applications for alliance partners, distributors and thin film and crystalline manufacturers looking to develop high yield, low cost systems and solutions for the commercial and institutional market.
SUNERGY breaks the traditional inverter mold by offering high efficiency power conversion at safe voltages. SUNERGY facilitates wiring of solar panels in parallel, improving performance and flexibility while simplifying system design. With SUNERGY, solar rooftop power systems harvest the full power from each module without adding costly, complex on-module electronics. Solar power systems based on SUNERGY inverters offer the following key benefits:
• Higher energy yield per rated kW by eliminating mismatch losses
• Elimination of hazardous voltages for the safest PV systems
• Easy design and installation that achieves 100% coverage for any surface by eliminating string sizing requirements
• Low cost of ownership through reliable low voltage commercial components that extend the life of each module
The SUNERGY second generation inverter technology builds on the patented core technologies, electronic circuits and software control algorithms that have been tested and proven in the field over the past two years. The new platform introduces a unique modular design philosophy that enables very high volume manufacturing of a single power electronics module to support multiple product applications and power ratings, ranging from 2.5kW to 20kW.
SUNERGY is available now for European customers. Sustainable Energy intends to release the North American version upon receipt of UL 1741 certification by the Canadian Standards Agency.
About Sustainable Energy: Sustainable Energy (www.sustainableenergy.com) is changing the way the world installs solar power through PARALEX a unique line of solar energy products and systems for commercial and public sector markets. PARALEX is based on a patented extra low voltage high yield inverter, with both crystalline and thin film PV modules, which enables a parallel architecture to increase total system yields while also addressing emerging safety concerns. PARALEX achieves higher energy yields and operates at intrinsically safe voltages as well as enabling simpler more flexible design that improves module coverage of any rooftop. The result is the lowest cost per kilowatt hour for maximum return on invested capital.
Sustainable Energy's technologies are the subject of multiple patents issued by the US Patent Office with further patents pending.
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Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd.
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