Yaskawa – Solectria Solar Provides Rapid Shutdown Solution for Commercial Three-Phase, Transformerless String Inverters
Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, the leading U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, announced the introduction of its Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner for three-phase string inverters. This Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner offers a complete solution to NEC 2014 & 2017, Article 690.12, requiring commercial rooftop PV installations to de-energize DC conductors outside the PV array boundary.
The Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner’s design integrates seamlessly with Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s PVI 14-60TL three-phase, transformerless inverters. It allows operation of 1 or 2 Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) zone configurations with up to 5 strings per MPPT zone. If the Rapid Shutdown Combiner is enabled, the array automatically shuts down the system upon loss of AC power to the site, without an additional power supply, disconnect or activation switch. Together, Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s PVI 14-60TL three-phase, transformerless inverters and Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner provide a fully-integrated solution and the simplest way to achieve compliance with NEC 2014 & 2017, Article 690.12.
“With 35 states now following NEC 2014, and the rapid adoption of NEC 2017, our 3-phase Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner is the go-to solution for commercial rooftop installations. Yaskawa – Solectria Solar provides a bankable and cost competitive product, allowing customers to use one solution provider for all their requirements,” said Miles Russell, Director of Product Management for Yaskawa – Solectria Solar.