Full-service commercial solar provider Pacific Power Management has placed an 8-MW order with Act Solar for its PowerString power management and optimization package.
Financial terms and other details of the deal were not disclosed.
The recently launched PowerString, which Act Solar says improves array performance by 6–11%, uses the company’s patent-pending Injection Boost technology. Extensive field tests and historical modeling have shown that the product will cumulatively deliver 40–80% more power
over 20–40 years of operations.
“We are deploying Act Solar’s technology because it enables us to instantly improve system performance, increase the ‘power density’ of our arrays, and deliver lower cost solar
power, thus strengthening our competitive position,” said Mark Frederick, managing general partner of Pac Power. “PowerString further protects our investments by assuring optimal performance in the real-world environment of commercial installations.”
Act Solar says that its products and services significantly lower the cost of solar-generated electricity over the life of a system by allowing each module in an array to perform at its maximum potential, regardless of asymmetric electrical conditions caused by shading, soiling, ground faults, and the like. Wireless management features further reduce costs by eliminating design constraints and providing full system monitoring, analysis, and diagnostic reporting.