Universal PV Interface Alliance (UPVI) Formally Launches at Solar Power International 2012
Industry consortium that will develop a standard interface between PV modules and module-level electronics is holding an
open meeting on Thursday, October 20.
Solar Power International 2011
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Universal PV Interface™ Alliance (UPVI) announces its launch as an industry consortium dedicated to the development of a standard, universal electrical and mechanical interface between photovoltaic (PV) modules and embedded module-level electronics or cable assemblies. The UPVI Alliance will enable manufacturers to implement a single interface that is tested and certified to be interoperable with other UPVI-certified products. The UPVI Alliance unifies several parallel efforts to develop a non-proprietary interface, and will ultimately reduce costs, complexity, and technology risk for manufacturers of PV modules, module-level power electronics, junction boxes, and cable assemblies.
The founders of the UPVI Alliance include SunPower, SolarBridge Technologies, SolarEdge, and Tigo Energy. The Alliance welcomes Enecsys and T-Conn Precision Corporation as its first additional members. UPVI members invite all interested companies to attend an informational meeting during Solar Power International on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, from 9-10:30 a.m. in the “Industry 1” room at the W Hotel - Victory (2440 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75219). This event will review the objectives and roadmap of the UPVI effort, and discuss ways that organizations can get involved so as to help influence UPVI standards and related output.
For further information please contact Stan Moyer, Executive Director for the Universal PV Interface™ (UPVI) Alliance, at email@example.com or visit the UPVI website at www.upvi.org.
About the Universal PV Interface Alliance (UVPI)
The UPVI Alliance is a non-profit corporation formed to accelerate growth of the photovoltaic (PV) industry through establishment of standardized interfaces between PV modules and power electronics devices; driving mechanical and electrical specifications for new generations of distributed power control systems that will be mounted on PV modules; and developing and publishing a specification that manufacturers can use for the manufacture of their mounting system to PV modules.
Stan Moyer, 1-925-275-6663