A 36kW, 154-module ‘sequenced inverter’ field test PV system being operated by juwi using ‘sequenced inverters’ from ArrayPower is claimed to have demonstrated higher energy harvest compared to conventional string inverters. The field tests are being carried out in Morbach, Germany.
ArrayPower’s sequenced inverter is a new type of inverter architecture that is integrated with the solar module during the manufacturing process. This enabling cost reductions across the solar value chain while enhancing ease of system installation with a plug-and-play AC module for utility-scale applications.
Sequenced inverters are integrated with the solar module during assembly and converts DC power into three-phase AC power, specifically to meet large-scale PV power plant requirements.
“We have installed thousands of commercial-scale solar projects around the world, and the ArrayPower Sequenced Inverter is a unique offering for this market,” said Stefan Hepp, product manager at juwi. “The results so far have been very positive, and while the field trial is not yet complete, we believe that this technology can help unlock a lowered levelized cost of energy for commercial-scale systems.”