DNV GL has launched the first control hardware in loop (CHIL) test facility for renewable energy generation plants. The facility connects physical power plant controllers to a real-time simulator, allowing the controller to be fully tested and validated without the need for an actual generation facility or power grid. This enables cost-effective, low-risk testing under realistic conditions for all forms of renewable energy control systems.
LG Electronics USA has launched the ‘NeON’ 2 ACe module in collaboration with Enphase Energy at Intersolar 2017. The high-efficiency AC module uses Enphase’s latest IQ6 microinverter technology, which integrated at the module assembly stage is designed to reduce installation time by half, compared with conventional modules, while offering cutting-edge technology.
Rosendin Electric and Ampt have announced the availability of a new offering to repower large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that are underperforming or that require inverter replacement. The solution uses Ampt String Optimizers to improve power plant performance and increase return on investment. To learn more about Ampt, visit their booth # 9239 at Intersolar North America – July 11-13, 2017.
Huawei Technologies is launching its first smart inverter solution to the global residential solar photovoltaic (PV) market. The ‘FusionHome Smart Energy Solution’ is designed from the bottom-up to be a ‘one-4-all’ (one inverter SKU for all) residential application scenarios that offers a number of key capabilities for future residential home needs such as power optimization, energy storage and smart home integration in a simplified plug & play configuration.
Sungrow’s 1500VDC string inverter is designed to significantly reduce installation and balance of system costs for utility-scale PV systems. Sungrow was the first inverter manufacturer to introduce a 1500VDC string inverter with its SG80HV, which has a power output of 80KW. The latest inverter, SG125HV, puts 125kW of capacity in a suitcase-sized cabinet weighing just 68kg. At a higher rated voltage, the SG125HV is claimed to further reduce installation and balance of system costs.
Ingeteam has launched its new PV string inverter, which will make it possible to achieve a power output of 100kWAC in a single, 75kg unit. This new three-phase inverter comes under the name ‘INGECON SUN 100TL’, and is suitable for indoor and outdoor installations and is primarily directed at commercial, industrial and large-scale projects.
SMA Solar Technology has started offering the SMA Power+ Solution, which combines SMA inverter technology and intelligent PV module optimization in a cost-effective, comprehensive package. The basis of the intelligent SMA solution is the new Sunny Boy 3.0-5.0 with the new SMA Smart Connected service.
Growatt has launched its new generation, three-phase solar inverter series, the Growatt 8K-11KTL3-S. The new inverters are designed with maximum efficiency of 98.4% and MPPT efficiency 99.5%, as well as a wide DC voltage range of 160-1000VDC, which maximizes the comprehensive efficiency of the inverter and provides longer electricity generation.
skytron energy has further enhanced its ‘PVGuard’ PV power plant supervision platform. Version 2.4 of PVGuard focuses on fleet management that enables system owners and operators to monitor the technical performance of all PV power plants, inverters and alarms across their entire fleet in a single view, which can be filtered or sorted to suit individual requirements.
ABB’s new TRIO-50 three-phase string inverter can be installed in virtually any location or in any orientation and enables shorter time to market for large commercial or small utility scale projects, according to the company. It has a landscape modular design to guarantee maximum flexibility, improve ease of installation and lower maintenance costs and can be installed by two people and no machinery.