Solar Builder

MAR-APR 2018

Solar Builder focuses on the installation/construction of solar PV systems. We cover the latest PV technology (modules, mounting, inverters, storage, BOS) and equip installers/contractors with tips and tools to make informed purchasing decisions.

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SOLARBUILDERMAG.COM | 19 CPS America Our upcoming 2018 Inverter Buyer's Guide is packed with new inverter news, but we couldn't wait to share this one: In 2018, CPS America will be shipping its 100/125-kW 1,500 Vdc 3-phase string platform. What's cool is it will be available in two configurations to optimize cost and performance to suit your project needs: 1) Centralized wiring box for use with a string combiner in the array. 2) A de- centralized architecture in which the inverter has an integrated, but separable wire-box for all DC string inputs, similar to the traditional string inverter wiring box. Production is ramping up and the company will be ready to ship over 500 MW of this family in 2018. Yaskawa Solectria Solar At Solar Power Northeast in February we checked out Yaskawa Solectria Solar's XGI 1000 commercial string inverter. These XGI 1000 inverters (60 to 65 kW, 1,000 VDC) provide advanced grid-support functional- ity, meet the latest IEEE1547 and UL 1741 standards for safety and offer a wide mount- ing-angle range (5 to 90° from horizontal). The company is emphasizing the quality of components selected, which were tested and proven to last beyond their warranty, and that they are compliant with the Buy American Act since these are made in the U.S. with global components. Designed and engineered in Lawrence, Mass., the new XGI inverters are assembled and tested at Yaskawa America's facilities in Buffalo Grove, N.Y. NEW IN COMMERCIAL STRING

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