FIMER chooses APsystems as inverter rapid shutdown partner

FIMER has announced it is collaborating to pair its UNO-DM-PLUS-Q-US and PVS-60-TL-US string inverters for residential and C&I applications with the APsmart Photovoltaic Rapid Shutdown Equipment (PVRSE) from APsystems.

The APsmart system by APsystems allows constant monitoring and communication between the RSD-S-PLC and Transmitter-PLC, which means that FIMER’s inverters now meet the mandatory rapid shutdown regulatory requirements for grid connection in the United States.

The partnership means FIMER’s inverters can now be coupled with a cost-effective, safe, and reliable rapid shutdown solution that is UL 1741 certified and fully compliant with the National Electric Code (NEC) 2014, 2017 and 2020 690.12 Rapid Shutdown Requirements.

“As a provider of a comprehensive, innovative portfolio of solar inverter products, systems and services addressing all market segments and types of solar installations, FIMER is well-positioned to support the demand in the U.S.’s residential, commercial and industrial solar sectors. Working with APsystems means we now have one of the most widely recognized and respected solutions on the market, as its RSD system is already installed in approximately 300,000 around the globe and comes with 25 years’ warranty,” said Ananda Hartzell, VP of technology for the U.S. for FIMER.

The APsmart RSD System is a SunSpec Alliance-certified device that allows constant monitoring and communication between the RSD-S-PLC and Transmitter-PLC. FIMER’s string inverters, combined with APsmart’s RSD devices, offer a solution that provides all the required safety features to shut down a PV array at the module level.

“FIMER is one of the largest manufacturers of solar inverters in the world, and its product portfolio complemented our rapid shutdown system solutions, meaning that end customers can be confident that FIMER’s inverters meet the rapid shutdown requirements in the U.S.,” said Olivier Jacques, APsystems business unit president and global executive VP.

The products are available through both FIMER and APsystems’ APsmart distribution partner networks.

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