The SolarMax 360 TS-SV central inverter from Sputnik Engineering AG and the TS-SV Compact Station, with a rated output power of 720kW, are designed as a cost effective solution for large PV power plants. The 360TS-SV has a European efficiency of 97.4%.
Central inverters with higher rated output power mean that PV plant designers and operators can employ fewer inverter stations resulting in reduced overall costs.
The SolarMax 360 TS-SV central inverter comes with an increased minimum input voltage and greater output voltage, enabling a rated output power which is 30kW higher than that of the 330TS-SV inverter. Two 360TS-SVs can be installed easily, in a time and cost effective manner, on site using the new TS-SV Compact Station whose weight is significantly lower than that of a conventional concrete station. In this specification a 720TS-SV Compact Station provides a rated output power of 720kW. However, the station is also available as 660TS-SV Compact Station with two 330TS-SV inverters and a rated output power of 660kW. The modular design of the TS-SV series, it is possible to control and monitor up to four inverters or 1.44MW via a superior control and operating unit (Master Control Unit). The 360TS-SV consists of three Power Units (each with 120kW) and can be operated either with one MPP tracker (single MPPT with partial-load optimization and error management) or with three independent MPP trackers (multi MPPT). The former is suitable for PV power plants with a homogeneous module array and limited shadowing. If the plant consists of different types of surfaces or if a part of the solar generator is shaded, three trackers in multi MPPT operation optimize the yield.
Utility-scale PV power plants.
The TS-SV Compact Station has a compact housing and is provided to the plant manufacturer as a turn-key solution. With a total weight of less than three tons, the TS-SV Compact Station is easy to install and transport. Thanks to the rust-protected cable entry tray, a concrete foundation is not necessary. Two of these stations can be connected to the medium voltage mains via a plug & play facility using a compact transformer station.
Spring 2013 onwards.