Advantages of ACPV
- Installer Resources
- Product Brochures
- Installation Guides
- Application Bulletins
- White papers
- Measuring the Effect of Module-Level Power Electronics on Soft Costs (770KB)
- Thermal Performance of AC Modules (1.39MB)
- PVWatts Derating Factors for SolarBridge Microinverters (1.09MB)
- Introduction to AC Modules and Solar Power Electronics (538KB)
- Safety Advantages of AC Module Systems (346KB)
- Reliability in PV inVeRteR Design (382KB)
ACPV systems offer a simpler way to go solar that eliminates one of the most costly and unreliable components of a PV system: the central or string inverter. Microinverters are at the heart of the system. Microinverters convert the sun’s energy at the module — rather than the system — level, making PV systems run much more efficiently than comparative systems based on central or string inverters.
When a microinverter is integrated on a module, an AC module is born. AC modules have many advantages over high-voltage DC systems commonly installed at residential and small commercial sites today. But there are important distinctions between installing detached microinverters with DC modules, and TrueACTM modules that are tested, certified and manufactured as fully functioning AC appliances. It’s important to know these differences, as they can affect your installation costs, as well as product warranties and permitting.
Learn more about how AC module systems work. Then dig a little deeper and see how SolarBridge is meeting the four critical needs of solar installations today: reliability, cost, energy harvest and safety. We think you’ll agree that TrueAC modules powered by SolarBridge microinverters are a complete game changer that is the right solution for energy consumers today.