Power-One has announced that its new ULTRA 780kW, 1.17MW and 1.56MW central inverters and TRIO 20.0kW and 27.6kW commercial string inverters have successfully received certification to UL 1741 and IEEE 1547 standards for use in the U.S. market. The ULTRA and TRIO products are shipping commercially in Europe and will begin shipping in the first quarter in the U.S.
"We are pleased that our liquid-cooled ULTRA series of central inverters and the new TRIO string inverters designed for the U.S. commercial market have received certification to UL 1741, as this validates their safe operation for commercial and utility scale PV installations," said Alex Levran, President, Renewable Energy Solutions Group, Power-One. "The ULTRA, with its game changing technology designed to drive down the levelized cost of energy, began shipping in the fourth quarter of 2012 and has commissioned sites in Italy, Germany, Greece and the U.K."
"Our TRIO product family of inverters for the commercial market has been a great success in Europe, shipping nearly 1.3 GW in 2012, its first full year in the market," continued Levran. "And, as the first 1000v string inverter in the U.S., it is set to redefine the commercial segment as we know it today."