Ingeteam is finalizing the launch of its new INGECON® SUN 160TL photovoltaic string inverter, offering the possibility of achieving a power output of 160 kWAC in a single 75kg/165lbs unit. This inverter, which has already been physically showcased at a number of national and international fairs, is now at the production stage thanks to an order for two hundred units for the Brazilian market.
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This new three-phase inverter, featuring 1500 Vdc technology, is suitable for indoor and outdoor installation alike, and is primarily directed at multi-megawatt projects, in other words large-scale solar PV plants.
In addition to its high power density, the inverter's main features include its high maximum efficiency (99.1 percent), Wi-Fi and Ethernet and PLC (power line) communications supplied as standard, and advanced grid support functionalities, with low voltage ride-through and reactive power capability.
A further key advantage lies in its significant cost savings potential, given the fact that its high power density means that it is possible to drastically reduce the number of inverters to be installed and, therefore, the total amount of cabling. Furthermore, no connection boxes are required (either in DC or AC) and neither is a neutral cable necessary, thereby reducing the total AC cabling cost by up to 20%. All this leads to huge reductions in capital expenditures (CAPEX).
This inverter also offers lower operating costs, thanks to the Wi-Fi communication which is supplied as standard, making it possible to start-up, monitor and control the PV installation through either a mobile phone, tablet or laptop. Furthermore, its string inverter philosophy guarantees minimum potential maintenance requirements, with no need to vacuum the inverter interior or to check the state of the fuses, or the thermal magnetic breaker or torque.
The new Ingeteam inverter can be supplied in two different versions (STD and PRO) in order to adapt to customer needs and to the technical requirements of as many projects as possible.