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Industry Leaders Receive Recognition in California’s Recent Solar Initiative


OutBack Power Technology inverters now listed in the California Energy Commission's eligible equipment


Arlington, Wash. – December 19, 2017 – OutBack Power Technologies, Inc., a leader in battery based renewable energy products and systems, today announced an important recognition for its inverters with the recent inclusion of five (5) models on the December 14th, 2017 update to the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) list of eligible solar equipment.


OutBack Power attained UL 1741 SA listing for several of its grid-interactive battery inverters by undergoing rigorous testing over the summer. UL 1741 SA is the testing standard used to certify compliance with California’s Rule 21 governing utility interconnection in the state of California. Their addition to the list of qualified inverters officially enables installers to deploy these inverters in California in any grid-connected, solar plus energy storage system, including Time-of-Use applications.


Brandon Provalenko, vice president of commercial operations at OutBack Power commented, “With Time-of-Use and other emerging renewable energy scenarios becoming such an important part of the California market, we felt it was necessary to dedicate time and resources to earning UL 1741 SA listings in order to meet the needs of our installers and end-users in the state. This also gives installers a CEC listed option for battery-based, grid-connected systems that provide backup power in the event of a grid shutdown.


Rule 21 compliant inverters listed on the CEC web site include:

  • FXR3048A (UL 1741 SA compliant with FW Version 001.006.063)
  • VFXR3524A (UL 1741 SA compliant with FW Version 001.006.063)
  • VFXR3648A (UL 1741 SA compliant with FW Version 001.006.063)
  • GS4048A (UL 1741 SA compliant with FW Version 001.006.063)
  • GS8048A (UL 1741 SA compliant with FW Version 001.006.063)


To view the complete list of qualified products click here



About OutBack Power Technologies

For over 17 years, OutBack Power has been the recognized leader in the design and manufacture of battery-based renewable energy systems. With the regulatory and incentive landscape changing almost daily, consumers are rapidly moving away from simple grid-tied systems and towards intelligent, battery-based designs that blend energy independence with smart home technology that is good for the pocket book and the environment.

As a member of The Alpha Group, OutBack Power is backed by the resources and expertise of The Alpha Group’s 40 year history as an innovator in power conversion for critical applications in the communications, commercial and industrial markets. Whether the application is village micro-grids in Africa, rural electrification projects in Latin America, remote off-grid cabins in Alaska, or a suburban home in Southern California, OutBack Power Technologies has set the bar for delivering advanced renewable energy power conversion electronics and energy storage.

OutBack products and systems are sold through a network of distributors serving advanced solar installers around the globe. Famous for its legendary power electronics, OutBack is also a leader in the rapidly growing field of energy storage for PV systems. For more information, please visit

The Alpha Group represents an alliance of independent companies united by a common goal: the development and manufacture of Total Power Solutions.



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