SolarEdge inverters now compliant with Arc Detection UL 1699B and Austrian OVE Guideline R11-1
Munich, Germany – SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, announces expanded safety features for its DC optimized inverter solution that provide advanced personal and property protection. After leading compliance with the German VDE-AR-E 2100-712 standard, SolarEdge inverters now include an arc detection feature that is compliant with the US arc detection standard UL 1699B and meet the requirements of the Austrian OVE Guideline R11-1.
With the new arc detection feature, SolarEdge inverters are designed to identify arc detections and subsequently shut down. The inverter identifies arcs as defined in UL 1699B. By complying with the Austrian OVE Guideline R11-1, SolarEdge’s DC optimized inverter solution is designed to shut down voltage in DC string wires whenever AC power is off. SolarEdge’s safety features meet these standards and guidelines without the need for structural changes or any additional and costly components, such as fireproof wire, wire duct, or DC firefighter switches, while also simplifying installation.
“From our industry-leading SafeDC™ technology to our new safety conformity, SolarEdge is dedicated to helping advance safety solutions in the global PV market,” stated Lior Handelsman, VP Marketing and Product Strategy of SolarEdge. “By combining safety features with the development of cost-effective, innovative technology, we can help speed up the pace of solar installations around the world."
SolarEdge provides an intelligent inverter solution that has changed the way power is harvested and managed in solar photovoltaic systems. The SolarEdge DC optimized inverter system maximizes power generation at the individual PV module-level while lowering the cost of energy produced by the solar PV system. The SolarEdge system consists of power optimizers, inverters, storage solutions, and a cloud-based monitoring platform and addresses a broad range of solar market segments, from residential solar installations to commercial and small utility-scale solar installations. SolarEdge is online at http://www.solaredge.com