TAIPEI , Taiwan – June 26, 2012 –Motech Industries Inc. (TWO: 6244) (Motech) announces today that its PV inverters have completed and obtained the certificate of compliance with the Engineering Recommendation (ER) G59/2 for the United Kingdom (UK) market. As a global PV products manufacturer, Motech always responds timely to policy changes and regulation updates in various markets so as to launch the products that meet market demands and safety requirements.
The products in accordance with the requirements defined in the ER G59/2 are the grid-connected PV inverters, such as PVMate 3300MS, PVMate 3800MS, PVMate 4600MS, PVMate 3300MS-D, PVMate 3800MS-D, and PVMate 4600MS-D.
The ER G59/2, issued by the Energy Networks Association (ENA) of the UK, is the generation connection guidelines for the UK’s electricity distribution networks and is mainly designed for the purpose of maintaining safety and stability of the British electricity grid. The ER G59/2 set out the requirements for safely operating generators of capacity up to and including 50 kW 3-phase or 17 kW single-phase in parallel with the electricity distribution networks, as well as for the generating units that are rated larger than 16A.
In accordance with the requirements of the ER G59/2, the aforementioned certified inverters have integrated the automatic disconnection device between the generator and the public low-voltage grid with the verified default setting values; meanwhile, the automatic disconnection device with single-phase mains surveillance complied with the requirements of the ER G59/2 for single-phase PV systems in parallel with the public grid. Consequently, the certified inverters will properly disconnect and isolate themselves from the public grid based on the requirements defined in the ER G59/2, once the single-phase PV systems or the public gird encounter problems.
As a leading PV inverter manufacturer exporting its products to Europe, Motech has taken the initiative to proactively respond to any new safety requirements and regulations. This achievement has demonstrated the superior research and development capability of Motech in the field of PV inverter products, and will pave the way to create more advantages for Motech in the future expansions in the UK and all other European markets.
1) Certificate of compliance with ER G59/2
Motech Industries, Inc. was founded in 1981 as a designer and manufacturer of test and measurement instruments. The company entered into solar cell production in 1999, and is a pioneer in the manufacturing and marketing of high-quality mono- and poly-crystalline silicon solar cells in Taiwan. Today, the company is a global, vertically integrated solar company and one of the world’s top solar cell manufacturers in terms of production capacity and output. MOTECH is a publicly traded company on Taiwan’s Over-the-Counter (OTC) market with the trading code 6244. For more information about MOTECH please visit http://www.motechsolar.com