SolarBridge Technologies announced a partnership with AU Optronics Corp. (AUO to deliver the AUO AC Unison integrated ac module to the North American market. AUO and SolarBridge have been working closely together to develop what they describe as a game-changing solution. The AUO AC Unison, a high-efficiency ac module with a preinstalled SolarBridge Pantheon™ microinverter, will be sold by AUO through its network of distribution partners.
AUO’s pretested, prequalified AC Unison is built to last 25+ years and is backed by what the company says is the industry’s first integrated AC module warranty. The frame-attached SolarBridge Pantheon microinverter is uniquely capable of matching the lifetime of AUO’s module, eliminating inverter replacements which can result in a dramatic reduction in PV system costs. The reliability, low installation cost and energy harvest benefits of the AC Unison are expected to reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for PV systems by as much as 25 percent compared to alternative solutions.