ArrayPower Sequenced Inverter Meets Safety and Grid Compliance Standards for North America

Technology validated according to UL, CSA and IEEE inverter standards

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Jan. 9, 2013 – ArrayPower, a Silicon Valley-based power electronics company, today announced its second generation Sequenced Inverter™ has completed and passed all certification tests required for use in solar installations across the United States and Canada.


ArrayPower's Sequenced Inverter converts the DC power produced by solar photovoltaic (PV) modules into grid-ready, three-phase AC power for use in commercial-scale PV systems. Module manufacturers integrate Sequenced Inverters into their products during the manufacturing process to reduce costs and ease system installation with a plug-and-play AC module.

Sequenced Inverter Model AP-SI-270BB was deemed to meet or exceed all safety and grid compliance standards after testing performed by MET Laboratories, Inc., a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). These standards include:

UL 1741: Inverters, Converters, Controllers and Interconnection System Equipment for Use with Distributed Energy Resources
CSA C22.2 NO 107.1-01: General Use Power Supplies
IEEE 1547: Conformance Test Procedures for Equipment Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems

ArrayPower and its module manufacturing partners also completed extensive module safety and reliability testingbeyond the requirements outlined in module safety standard UL1703to validate the ability of Sequenced Inverter-equipped AC modules to withstand harsh environments over its 25-year warranty period. Additionally, the Sequenced Inverter's communication hub and cable harness with integrated connector earned certifications for use in the U.S. and Canadian markets.

"Meeting these challenging safety and grid compliance standards is a major step for our technology, opening the door for ArrayPower to quickly penetrate the commercial solar market in North America," said Wendy Arienzo, CEO of ArrayPower. "From the laboratory to the field, our Sequenced Inverter has demonstrated its exceptional performance and long-term reliability, and we look forward to proving our might in 2013 and beyond."

About ArrayPower
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 an optimal cost. 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.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kimberly Setliff
Antenna Group for ArrayPower
415-977-1942
arraypower@antennagroup.com

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