Alencon SPOT approved for use with Yaskawa Solectria’s XGI 1000 string inverter

The drawing above shows the installation configuration with the XGI 1000 inverter, SPOT DC-DC optimizer and Yaskawa Solectria Solar’s Rapid Shutdown Combiner (RSDCOM).

Yaskawa Solectria Solar and Alencon Systems have partnered to provide a solution for re-powering 600-V PV plants.

The partners proudly announce the compatibility of their unique products, Alencon’s String Power Optimizer and Transmitter—the SPOT—and Yaskawa Solectria Solar’s XGI 1000 transformerless string inverter. Interoperability was confirmed during extensive compatibility testing of the two units at Alencon’s world-class power electronics laboratory located at their Hatboro, Pennsylvania headquarters. Testing included operating the XGI 1000 inverter in a constant voltage mode, where the SPOT performs string level maximum power point tracking while providing the XGI 1000 a fixed voltage that allows it to run at its maximum efficiency.

The integration of the Alencon SPOT and Yaskawa Solectria Solar’s XGI 1000 offers end users a tested and complete solution for re-powering 600-V PV plants with new high-efficiency inverters and optimizers. The updated PV array will be able to remain negatively or positively grounded as originally designed. Both the SPOT and XGI series inverter are designed, tested and built in the United States and compliant with the Buy American Act (BAA), making this unique solution ideal for customers with mandates to comply with the BAA including military and other government entities.

“The testing conducted between Alencon and Solectria confirms that the XGI 1000 and SPOT platforms perform perfectly together, creating an elegant American-made solution for restoring and improving 600-V systems,” said Miles C. Russell, director of product management at Yaskawa Solectria Solar.

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