The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, along with Bureau Veritas, have evaluated and certified that Sputnik Engineering’s SolarMax 330TS-SV solar inverter has met the requirements for a compliance certificate from the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW). The certificate requires that all newly commissioned grid-coupled inverters with a direct medium-voltage connection in Germany adhere to the “Generator plants on the medium-voltage network” directive by BDEW.
By the SolarMax inverter meeting certification qualifications, the company has demonstrated that its PV inverter does not shut down in the event of a short-term failure of the mains network and can support the mains network in a dynamic manner. Additionally, under the BDEW certification, the SolarMax inverter is said to compensate for voltage fluctuations within the mains network.
“The field of photovoltaics has developed from being a hobby of individuals to become a cornerstone of the German energy supply. Therefore, it is logical that it must also provide a contribution to the system services of the electricity grid. The Medium-Voltage Directive ensures that the development in the field of photovoltaics can be continued in the future as well,” says Hans-Thomas Fritzsche, general manager of the German subsidiary of Sputnik Engineering in Neuhausen, Germany. “With our inverters we not only deliver the highest Swiss quality, but we also provide our customers with the guarantee of complying with country-specific particularities and statutory requirements.”