SatCon's AE-462-60-F-A Inverter Earns UL Listing

November 21, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL, Northbrook, IL) announced that the model AE-462-60-F-A power inverters for on-site power generation from SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) have been determined to comply with the "Standard for Inverters, Converters and Controllers for Use in Independent Power Systems, UL 1741."

UL tested SatCon's power inverters for compliance with requirements addressing alternative energy, distributed energy and grid-parallel energy generation systems. With an output rating of 462kVA, the SatCon power inverter includes an anti-islanding protection feature for detecting when the utility grid is out of tolerance (black). The onboard disconnect scheme automatically disconnects the inverter output from the grid to provide seamless transition from grid-connected to stand-alone mode, preventing power flow to the black grid. Thus, a manufacturing facility that wants to be independent from the power company can generate its own power from a fuel cell, photovoltaic or microturbine system using a UL-listed power inverter to generate safe, reliable and uninterruptible power.