Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology has secured supply deals for more than 20 different utility-scale PV projects in Australia in 2017, totalling around 1.2GW and included for several large-scale PV projects funded by the Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
Power electronics firm Ingeteam said it had supplied 23 of its 4.8MW power stations for the 125MW (DC) Clare Solar Farm project being built by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), located in the Australian state of Queensland.
Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co is building a 150MW floating solar plant in China in close proximity to its recently completed 40MW floating PV project - currently the world’s largest.
Major photovoltaic (PV) inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co has said the largest floating PV power plant with a capacity of 40MW had been grid connected on former flooded coal mining region in Huainan, south Anhui province, China.
Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology came through another tough year with unit volume sold a record 8.23GW in 2016 but ASP pressure ensured sales were down. The bright spot was its commercial solar business unit, which bucked lower sales in the residential and utility-scale sectors with 27% growth, year-on-year.
Schneider Electric is launching the ‘Conext SmartGen’ an intelligent, cloud-connected 1500 volt utility scale power conversion system, with a suite of supporting software solutions called the ‘Power EcoSystem’, including the cloud-based monitoring and control solution ‘Conext Advisor 2’.
GE Power Conversion is introducing Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology into its next-generation 1500V PV inverter product line, bringing increased power conversion efficiency to the PV industry. The LV5+ Solar Inverter is the first multi-MW, utility scale inverter based completely on SiC technology and has an efficiency rating of 99% weighted EU and is being showcased at Solar Power International 2016.
ABB has released a low maintenance, high power outdoor central inverter. Overall system costs are driven down by the increased DC input voltage up to 1500 VDC and a high power rating of up to 2000 kVA to provide an even more attractive solution for investors and plant owners alike.