Enphase Energy and Australian Solar Industry Leaders Propose Safe Rooftop Solar Solutions
During 2010, in response to the proliferation of solar PV systems on rooftops globally, emergency services teams responsible for responding to house fires decided that a safe emergency access solution was required. Steps were taken in parallel by Australian and U.S. authorities to address the issue. In
Rapid shutdown provides a quick and easy method to de-energize PV modules to ensure complete safety for first responders and eliminate the risk of electrocution. By comparison, to operate the rooftop DC isolators used in
“Evidence suggests that approximately 65% of conventional DC solar system failures occur at the rooftop DC isolator,” said Grant Behrendorff, managing director of AC Solar Warehouse. “There is widespread support across the Australian solar industry to address the issue as international standards are put in place along with newer technologies that eliminate the need for rooftop DC isolators. Arc fault detection and rapid shutdown compliant equipment, such as Enphase IQ™ microinverters, are readily available in Australia.”
Unlike traditional DC solar power inverters, the Enphase IQ microinverter system provides a complete AC solution that uses no high voltage DC, ensuring a safe solar solution for homeowners. Rapid shutdown capability is built-in, with no additional equipment necessary. Enphase IQ microinverters meet or exceed regulatory requirements set by the U.S. National Electrical Code (NEC), which currently represents the international solar safety benchmark the Australian PV industry is working to achieve.
“It is no surprise that smart solar systems such as Enphase dominate the market in countries like
“Enphase fully supports initiatives focused on bringing Australian PV installation standards in line with global best practices,” said
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