AEG Power Solutions has announced the expansion of its product portfolio with a new central inverter with 630kW capability. Protect PV.630 has an efficiency factor of 98.4%. With an appropriate transformer, it can also be adapted to the medium voltage grid (e.g. 10, 20, 33kV). The new inverter is said to be the company’s next step in offering high-end utility-class inverters.
Increased focus on overall yield from utility-scale and commercial-scale PV power plants requires improved inverter optimization. Flexibility in capabilities is required to limit product and installation costs, while matching the continued wide-range selection of solar module technologies for projects.
The technical highlight of the new inverter is its power stack PV core; designed in-house with a special control system, enabling an input DC voltage of up to 1,000V and providing high efficiency levels due to its optimized pulse pattern. This enables the efficient use of thin-film modules and cost-efficient overall equipment planning. The total concept is flexible and adjustable to many requirements and is applicable for almost all grid codes worldwide.
PV power plants and large-scale commercial PV power plants
The PV.630 has received numerous certifications and is compliant with the national grid regulations in several countries. Protect PV.630 is also available as a turnkey container solution. TKS-C 1250 is equipped with two inverters and a transformer and switchgear. The AEG PS solution entitled “active earthing” provides for a safer application of module technologies that require electrical grounding for operation. Another option called “copain mode” is available in which two units operate as a highly efficient team (master/slave functionality). Monitoring and power plant integration is based on Modbus Protocol and advanced CAN BUS communication as well as via optic fiber and ethernet between the containers.
Protect PV 630 is immediately available as an indoor version, while the outdoor solution will be introduced shortly to the market.