Alencon Set to Launch New, Higher Powered SPOT Model

The newest model of the SPOT family, Version 6, is set to begin shipping to customers in the first quarter of 2019

Alencon Systems LLC is set to begin shipments of the SPOT Version 6 - its newest model of its family of SPOTs – the String Power Optimizer and Transmitters – in the first quarter to 2019. The SPOT family of products is a PV string level DC-DC optimizer and includes models for accepting inputs from 600, 1000 and 1500 volt PV arrays. The SPOT uses a unique, patented, galvanic isolated approach to PV string level power optimization which allows the unit to output virtually any level of voltage relative to its input voltage.

The new SPOT V6 features a number of enhancements to previous versions which make it ever more versatile and cost effective to deploy. The SPOT V6 includes the ability to have one output for each PV input, which can make deploying the device in PV retrofit applications much easier and cost effective. The new version also features enhanced thermal performance for a variety of climates as well as a new mechanical configuration which allows each SPOT to be installed in a matter of minutes.  Additionally, the SPOT V6 now allows much more flexible communications options that can be both wired or wireless and is developed to the most modern cyber security standards available today.

“The dynamics in the alternative energy field are fueling ever greater demand for our unique, galvanically isolated DC-DC conversion technology,” says Alencon Systems President Hanan Fishman. “These drivers include increasing demand for the DC-coupling of Solar + Storage, the need to extend the useful life of existing PV fleets, particularly as key components like inverters need to be replaced or augmented as well as the rise in interest in deploying more resilient Microgrids.”

“The SPOT Version 6 has been developed to meet this growing demand in a way that provides Alencon’s customers the highest degree of flexibility and reliability in a cost-effective manner.”

About Alencon

Alencon’s solutions for ALternative ENergy CONversion provide high modularity and scalability for systems from several megawatts to several-hundred megawatts. By helping to dramatically reduce balance of system costs, and increase power production through new inverter and energy harvesting technology, Alencon helps advance the state of the art and increase the financial viability of solar power.  Headquartered in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, has been building PV power conversion hardware since 2009, drawing on the combined decades of power electronics experience of its engineering team.