The Sinacon PV was said to be equipped with 3 level IGBT modules and designed for harsh environments with fluid cooling that enables the inverter to operate normally up to 60°C of ambient temperature. Image: Siemens
Siemens AG has launched a 5,000 kVA central inverter that is made in India and is being supplied to utility-scale solar PV power plant projects across the country as part of its new electrical Balance of Plant (eBoP) solution, during Intersolar India.
The new rendition of its former Sinacon brand of central inverters is being manufactured at its plant in Kalwa, near Mumbai.
The Sinacon PV was said to be equipped with 3 level IGBT modules and designed for harsh environments with fluid cooling that enables the inverter to operate normally up to 60°C of ambient temperature.
Harald Griem, Executive Vice-President and Head of Energy Management, Siemens Ltd, said “Siemens is committed to partner the Government in its endeavor to increased use of clean energy sources. The National Solar Mission of the Government aims to establish India as a global leader in solar energy. Siemens aspires to contribute to this with local value-addition in line with Make in India.”
Siemens also noted that it intended to local assembly medium voltage inverter stations as part of its eBoP solutions that are intended to enables PV power to be intelligently integrated into the grid.
Siemens said it offers a complete end-to-end planning, engineering, and financing offering, all the way to commissioning and service, including optimum interconnection of energy storage systems and complete microgrids in the Indian market.