The new inverter has added generator and control functions and operates as a fully independent power centre to perfectly meet the needs of the South African market for residential and C&I projects, where a power outage has become a daily routine. It incorporates enhanced connectivity and control capabilities, significantly improving performance and is aimed at enabling the easy incorporation of generators with multiple input methods and automatic on/off control. Automatic UPS switching enables senseless switching, allowing householders to eliminate power outages completely. It also has a single and three-phase capability, accommodating up to 6 connections in parallel, with a maximum total load of 48 kW, protected by a 10-second, 200 percent surge overload capability. Its multiple battery protection features and customisable charge/discharge time settings are compatible with both lead-acid and lithium batteries.
“Solis has launched a new S6 Advanced Power Hybrid Inverter which combines solar generator and battery connectivity to liberate power-starved households and businesses in South Africa from the unpredictability of daily electrical outages” said James Frank, Solis Country Manager for South Africa. “In particular, peak shaving control in both “self-use” and “generator” modes allow users to prioritise backup power for their most mission-critical loads more flexibly and cost-effectively. This flexibility avoids over-specifying higher capacity inverters, PV arrays, generators and batteries than necessarily required, with considerable CAPEX and OPEX savings over our competition. Thanks to an automatic UPS switching function and a 10-second, 200 percent surge overload capability, users can be confident of a seamless supply during grid interruptions, even for the most sensitive electronic equipment.”
Thabo Makhanya, Chief Sales Officer at Segen, added that unpredictable, lengthy and multiple electricity outages have become a part of daily life for individuals and businesses across South Africa.
“We were delighted to cooperate so closely with Solis to successfully develop, trial and prove a flexible and reliable inverter solution that alleviates long-term power shortages' considerable economic and social impact” said Mr Makhanya. “Although this S6 Advanced Power Hybrid range has been configured for South Africa's specific and immediate needs, we look forward to working with Solis to roll out some of its key features in similarly power-constrained regions.
The Solis team will be at Booth B90 at the Solar Show Africa 2023 conference, Exhibition Centre, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 161 Maude Street, Gauteng 2196.
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