ABB Unveils ‘Sun-to-Socket’ Solar Solution

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ABB has expanded its solar inverter portfolio with the PVS-100/120 inverter.

The company’s PVS-100/120 range of cloud-connected, three-phase string inverter solutions for decentralized photovoltaic systems is now available.

ABB says that “as the solar market shifts towards new cost-effective platforms offering extreme high-power string inverters from 1000 VDC up to 1500 VDC, ABB PVS-100/120 platform maximizes the return on investment and aims to reduce CAPEX and OPEX costs for installers and developers”.

Suitable for both large-scale commercial and industrial ground mounted and rooftop applications, the PVS-100/120 offers a six-in-one, ‘sun-to-socket solution’, which ABB says is proven to deliver scalability, flexibility, proactive plant management and ease of installation.

Marco Trova, ABB Global Product manager – String Utility said: “Our new PVS-100/120 string inverter range offers the ability to interact with the solar plant system like no other through high-power consolidation of physical parts and products along with digitalization.”

Overall, ABB says the new range of PVS-100/120 solar inverters optimizes total cost of ownership to include: 50 percent reduction in installation and logistics costs; quick and improved user experience with fast installation; greater capacity without compromising on versatility; and proactive control and management of the solar plant through ABB Ability™ with remote monitoring capabilities, parameter setting and firmware updates to improve reliability and operational cost efficiencies with reduced plant complexity.

The company says that enhanced O&M can be achieved during the operating life of the plant through key features such as internal heavy-duty inverter cooling fans, which can be easily removed during scheduled maintenance cycles.

Trova added: “The PVS-100/120 inverter range from ABB is already being installed on projects across the globe as more and more solar plants combine hardware with software solutions to realize the cost saving potential and flexibility for high power inverters.”

Source: Power Engineering International

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