Swiss solar inverter manufacturer Sputnik Engineering AG has announced the establishment of a new central inverter in October this year. Three of the SolarMax 330C-SV devices can be combined in one megawatt station for direct feeding into a medium-voltage grid. The SolarMax 330C-SV has a rated capacity of 330 kilowatts for operation within the 450 and 800 volt MPP range.
The megawatt station, which will be unveiled at the upcoming EU PVSEC event in Hamburg in September, has been TÜV type-tested. The SolarMax 330C-SV also meets the requirements set out in the BDEW, the Federal Association of German Energy and Water Industries’ medium voltage technical guidelines.
As well as cutting the cost of producing the new inverter by 15%, the new product weighs only 1,200kg and claims a 98% efficiency rate.