Greentech Lead America: ET Solar Group has launched its
AC (Alternative Current) module, at Intersolar North America on July 10, 2012.
ET Solar’s AC modules have been certified to UL 1741 and
UL 1703 for the North American market.
ET Solar, in association with SolarBridge Technology, a
provider of integrated microinverter solutions, developed AC modules that are
integrated with the SolarBridge Pantheon II microinverters.
ET Solar is planning to ship AC modules that are
preassembled with Pantheon II microinverters to its customers.
Systems with AC modules can maximize individual module
output, resulting in minimum system shading loss.
ET Solar’s AC modules can significantly reduce the impact
of module mismatch. These modules are connected in parallel to offer better
flexibility in system design and accommodation to the often-complicated
ET Solar claims that its AC modules do not have to be
grounded individually in the field. On the Pantheon II microinverters, the AC
module’s maximum output is as high as 238 Watt AC and can prevent power loss
under most weather conditions.
ET Solar AC modules provide up to 25 percent more power
yield than conventional PV systems, while reducing up to 50 percent of the
system design and installation cost. In addition, AC module systems avoid high
DC voltage, which makes installation and maintenance safer and offers greater
safety for firefighters in case of emergency.
ET Solar AC modules use only the highest quality, lowest
failure rate components including film capacitors, instead of electrolytic
capacitors, to achieve a useful life of over 25 years.