Intertek, a provider of testing, inspection and certification services, has expanded its Cortland, N.Y., inverter test facility. The laboratory tests a wide variety of small to medium-sized inverters to U.S., Canadian and international safety and performance requirements.
The expansion increases Intertek's capacity to test multiple inverters in parallel and extends the range of products that can be tested in this location to up to 150 kW.
Inverters provide the means for making power derived from renewable energy sources compatible with the power grid, as well as provide safety functions for connection to and disconnection from the power grid for wind turbines, photovoltaic systems, fuel cells and other types of generators, according to the company.
The company's expanded capacity reduces queue times in the lab and helps manufacturers of renewable energy solutions get their products to market faster, according to Intertek.