Sungrow, one of world’s leading PV-inverter manufacturers, announces that one of its1500VPV projects was successfully connected to grid, officially initiating the next phase of the project.With a total of 30MW installed capacity, the project in Xinjiang Province, China, uses mixed systems combining both 1000V and 1500V. In comparison to the 1000V system, the 1500V system is capable of reducing nearly 20% of cable costs, leading to a lower cost of roughly US$ 3 cents per watt. The increase to direct voltage at 1500V helps to improve efficiencies, by allowing more modules to be connected in every string and reducing the amount of cabling.
This in turn leads the system to be improved by more than 1%. With a drive to cut costs in the solar industry, it is important that inverters improve generating efficiency, electricity quality and environmental adaptability and give the opportunity for more intelligent O&M. Many believe that the 1500V PV system will dominate the solar industry in the future.
“The 1000V and 1500V solutions Sungrow provided in this case are designed using simplified systems that are easy to maintain once installed. They are based on Sungrow’s 20-year expertise in solar technology and our commitment to providing the best quality for our customers. With over 35% of our personnel in R&D，we are committed to technical innovation which enables us to grow rapidly.” said Professor Cao Renxian, CEO of Sungrow.