Array Converter , Inc. is a solar technology company involved in the production of cheap inverter-less solar power systems that produce AC (Alternating Current) power. It serves solar utilities, installers, operators, and module manufacturers. The company was incorporated in 2008. The company is privately held.
The company headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California, US. The company caters to the needs of the solar power module manufacturing companies and the related appliance manufacturers in US.
Business line, products and service offerings:
The company’s main aim is to lower the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) by way of close collaboration with leading solar utilities, installers, operators, and module manufacturers, thereby accelerating grid parity for the solar industry as a whole. Inverter-less solar power systems reduce installation costs, minimize operation & maintenance costs, enhance safety, and result in game changing improvements in reliability, availability, and energy harvest. The company claims that this is less than a quarter of the complexity of the simplest power inverter without the need of short-lived liquid filled or plastic film components. The company offers two major products , namely:
- Array Converter Power Modulator
- Array Converter Array Controller
The company has a special patented technology created by Kent Kernahan which allows for a an inverter less operation which can directly turn DC to AC using a PAMCC (Pulse Amplitude Modulated Current Converter).
Strategic Partners/Alliances: The company is a member of SEPA (Solar Electric Power Association)
The company is funded by venture capital firms and institutional investors such as:
- Partech International
- Trident Capital
- Draper Fisher Jurvetson
- Firelake Capital Management
Top Management :
- CEO – Wendy Arienzo
- Chairman – Kevin Surace
- CFO – Tom Paskert
- April 12, 2011 : Array Converters showcased its new technology which does not require an inverter for the conversion of power from DC to AC.
209 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
CA 94085, USA