Solectria Renewables, LLC, the leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced at the Intersolar North America trade show, the introduction of the new SGI 500XT, a 500 kilowatt (kW), 600 VDC inverter. The SGI 500XT is a 208 VAC transformerless, direct to medium voltage, utility-scale inverter. It has the highest inverter efficiency in the industry.
Solectria Renewables' external transformer SMARTGRID 500XT inverters are designed to maximize return on investment (ROI) through high efficiencies, easy installation, a wide operating voltage range and integrated customized options. Solectria Renewables' SMARTGRID 500XT boasts an industry leading 98% CEC weighted efficiency translating into increased energy generation for utility-scale PV systems. The inverter offers utility options such as real power curtailment, reactive power control, and voltage and frequency ride through. These critical utility options, combined with an unsurpassed efficiency rating and the lowest nighttime tare loss in the industry set the standard for the SMARTGRID 500XT as the premier solution for the next generation of large commercial and utility-scale systems.
"Utility-scale solar has quickly become the largest segment of the PV market in North America," said Phil Vyhanek, President of Solectria Renewables. "Solectria created the SMARTGRID series of inverters to address the special requirements of utility companies and large project developers, and is actively developing advanced smart grid features in partnership with EPRI, National Grid, Xcel Energy, and Detroit Edison. We continue to grow the SMARTGRID inverter series to meet the needs of our large commercial and utility businesses."
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News published on 09 / 07 / 2012 by Gisela Bühl