Direct Grid Technologies has received CE and VDE0126-1-1 certification for its DGM-S460 Series utility-grade grid-tie photovoltaic microinverter designed for large commercial and solar farm installations. The inverter will be distributed in Europe initially through OEM partner One Network Energies in France, according to Direct Grid, with additional partner agreements near finalization and set to be announced soon.
“We are very excited about receiving CE and VDE certification for the DGM-S460,” said Direct Grid’s president, Frank Cooper. “This is an industry first, being that we have positioned ourselves in the 500W class in European utility grid deployment. Customers can realize the known advantages of a distributed inverter architecture without the module power and reliability limitations that have traditionally held back this class of product.”
“While this was a significant milestone in our ‘go to market’ evolution, we are planning a global product launch, so additional regional certifications are expected over the next several weeks, including UL certification for the U.S market,” he concluded.