|[September 25, 2012]
AEG Power Solutions Receives UL 1741 Certification for Protect PV.500-UL 1000V Solar Inverter
DALLAS --(Business Wire)--
AEG Power Solutions' (AEG
PS) Protect PV.500-UL is one of the market's select few 1000V
solar inverter units to receive certification for meeting product
safety standards for connection to the United States power grid. With 17
years of experience in the field of photovoltaic testing and
certification, TUV Rheinland of North America tested and certified the
Protect PV.500-UL as outlined in the UL
1741 standard for solar inverter equipment.
"It was important for us to not only test to UL 1741, but also to obtain
full certification from a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory,"
explained Juergen Schiele, solar research and development director at
AEG PS. "We modified our field-proven product to incorporate UL
components and space requirements and performed rigorous tests further
demonstrating our commitment to safety and quality for the products we
The high-efficiency, high-reliability inverter is ideally suited for
utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) applications. The Protect PV.500-UL
inverter boasts an efficiency greater than 98 percent which exceeds
expectations for its power class. It also incorporates grid management
features that can adapt to the unique requirements of the utility. With
four unique ways to provide reactive power control, adjustable settings
for Low Voltage Ride Through, provisional ramp parameters for start and
stop operations and remote power control, the inverter's flexibility is
A key feature of the PV product line is its power stack with
advance-design measuring and control technolog enabling DC input
voltages of up to 1000 VDC. In addition to savings on DC wiring and
combiner boxes as a result of the higher DC input voltage, the
UL-certified Protect PV.500-UL meets utility code requirements and
facilitates Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) approval.
"Two major benefits of achieving this certification are that developers
can now use a 1000V DC unit with certainty that AHJs will approve the
inverter, and investors can be assured of the safety and quality," said
Kaivon Mortazavi, vice president of North America for AEG PS. "It also
re-enforces our credibility and positions us strongly in the U.S. solar
The Protect PV.500 products are also available as part of a fully
integrated 1 MW equipment shelter with two Protect PV.500 inverters,
communications equipment, MV transformer and switchgear.
"We can now address the U.S. market with a fully certified inverter. Our
strategy is to compensate for solar market contractions in Europe by
establishing ourselves in growth regions such as Eastern Europe, India,
Africa and North America. That's why we recently opened our facility in
South Africa, and that's also why this certification is another
important step for our company," explains Horst Kayser, CEO of AEG PS.
For additional information, please visit http://www.aegps.com/solarinverters
or call 1-877-315-4584.
About AEG Power Solutions
AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) Group is a global provider of power
electronics systems and solutions for all industrial power requirements
offering one of the most comprehensive product and service portfolios in
the area of power conversion and power control. Two complementary
operating business segments, Renewable Energy Solutions (RES) and Energy
Efficiency Solutions (EES) serve customers worldwide. The RES product
and service portfolio consists of systems and solutions for solar power
plants, such as solar inverters, monitoring and control systems as well
as power controllers for a wide range of industrial applications such as
polysilicon, energy storage, sapphire and glass. The EES product and
service portfolio includes high-performance uninterruptable power
supplies (UPSs), industrial chargers, DC systems and converters.
Thanks to its distinctive expertise bridging both AC and DC power
technologies and spanning the worlds of both conventional and renewable
energy, the company creates innovative solutions for smart grids.
AEG PS' global footprint includes 17 subsidiaries and competence centers
around the world with 1,700 employees.
AEG Power Solutions Group is the sole subsidiary of the holding company
3W Power S.A. (WKN A0Q5SX / ISIN GG00B39QCR01), based in Luxembourg. The
Group is headquartered in Zwanenburg in the Netherlands. The shares of
3W Power are admitted to trading on Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker
For more information go to: www.aegps.com.
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