Solar optimizer / RSD solution startup Enteligent has joined the SunSpec Alliance as a Contributing Member. Enteligent’s solar energy products improve PV system and component operating efficiencies to increase power generation, improve reliability, and enhance energy independence. The SunSpec Alliance is a California non-profit whose aim is to accelerate the growth of the distributed energy industry and expand the market for renewable power by specifying communication standards for the solar PV industry.
“We are excited to welcome Enteligent as our latest Contributing Member,” said Tom Tansy, Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance. “I have been impressed with Enteligent’s alignment with our mission to drive standards in the renewable energy industry, with the aim to accelerate the growth of the renewable energy economy by leveraging the benefits of automation, interoperability, economies of scale, and full participation in the smart grid.“
Enteligent’s first product line, its SolarUp Rapid Shutdown device with Optimization, will be the first SunSpec RSD Certified panel-level module also providing PV-module level power optimization. Interoperable with all SunSpec RSD Certified PV string inverters and RSS transmitters, SolarUp modules set the standard for best-in-class performance and innovation by delivering the maximum PV module output to the inverter. Enteligent expects to complete the SunSpec certification process by the end of August, and production units will ship in September.
“As a technology company in the renewable energy industry, we wanted to commit to SunSpec’s mission of standardizing the performance and specification of energy system components,” said Sean Burke, CEO of Enteligent. “It’s imperative that homeowners and installers be able to trust the integrity of the components they are installing in rooftop solar arrays, and for us joining SunSpec is a first step towards offering them assurance in our products and our company. Enteligent has been integrating SunSpec guidelines into all of our designs as it simplifies installation, ensures compatibility, and safeguards deployment of solar and storage systems across the country.”
The Enteligent team’s experience in the computing industry showed them that adherence to industry standards improves quality and compatibility, Burke says. “It increases performance across the industry, and accelerates competition that provides installers and customers lower prices and better alternatives.”
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