Power-One, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, has announced its extended three-phase string inverters, the AURORA PVI-8.0-TL and AURORA PVI-6.0-TL inverters.
With an output of 6kW and 8kW respectively the new inverter versions are the latest addition of Power-One’s AURORA PV inverter family. The new devices are the smallest transformerless three-phase string inverters the company offers and are ideally suited for rooftop installations.
“When we designed the AURORA PVI-8.0-TL and AURORA PVI-6.0-TL inverters, we wanted to create a smaller solution than our existing AURORA TRIO products are, but which benefits from the top-level technology perfected in the transformerless AURORA PVI-10.0/12.5 inverters”, said Paolo Casini, Vice President, Product Marketing at Power-One. “This is the reason why we used a DC/AC conversion unit with three-phase bridge technology in the new models, which ensures maximum energy harvesting.”
Due to its two independent MPPTs, the devices allow for energy harvesting from two sub-arrays with different orientations. Moreover, a wide input voltage range and high efficiency values of up to 97.6 percent permit deploying the inverters in different installation conditions. This does not only ensure a maximum energy harvesting, but also guarantees the high reliability and flexibility that distinguish Power-One’s AURORA inverters.
To further increase the product life expectancy and long-term reliability, Power-One uses an electrolyte-free power converter. Thanks to its robust IP 65 outdoor enclosure, the devices are suitable for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions.
In order to fulfill the international standards, the extended inverters are also available in a version (-S and -FS) with protected fuses as well as an integrated DC disconnect switch which allows separating the device from the power grid.
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News published on 11 / 02 / 2013 by Bharat Vasandani