Ingeteam and BYD have tested and certified at their respective R&D laboratories the compatibility of BYD’s high voltage Battery-Box H 5.1 and 6.4, and Ingeteam’s INGECON® SUN STORAGE 1Play hybrid solar-plus-storage inverter.
The coupling of Ingeteam’s inverter and BYD’s batteries is a complete hybrid system to capture and maximize the use of the solar resource. The versatility of the Ingeteam hybrid inverter in combination with BYD’s HV battery, permits to operate in stand-alone mode, back-up (UPS) mode or self-consumption mode. Thus, on-grid systems can store the solar energy during the day to consume it at night without risk of a power outage in case of a grid blackout, prioritizing the maximum self-consumption ratio at the same time.
During the certification process, BYD implemented a new battery capacity calibration system to improve the measuring and control of the state of charge of the battery. This newest feature was also implemented and certified within the Ingeteam inverter.
BYD’s LiFePO4 high voltage battery, with its 5.1 kWh and 6.4 kWh of capacity -depending on the model-, has been conceived for residential and commercial use, storing the electric energy and optimizing the installation’s energy efficiency thanks to the stabilization of the power supplied.
For its part, the Ingeteam hybrid inverter makes it possible to connect a PV array and a battery bank to the same unit, thereby reducing the cost of the system as a whole. This is a 3 or 6 kW single-phase transformerless inverter, to address residential and commercial installations.
BYD Company Limited, a leading high-tech multinational company founded in 1995 and listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange, now operates in the four core fields of IT, automotive, new energy, and rail transit having expanded from a company that only produces and markets rechargeable batteries. The company employs approximately 220,000 people, and has over 30 industrial parks and production bases worldwide.
Ingeteam is a leading company specializing in the design of power and control electronics (frequency converters, process automation and control systems), electric machines (generators and motors), electrical engineering and generation plants. To date, Ingeteam has supplied more than 50 GW in power converters for renewable energy plants and is amongst the TOP 10 companies dedicated to the operation and maintenance of renewable plants, with a portfolio of 12 GW.
The company operates in all continents, and has a headcount of 3,900 employees around the world. Ingeteam invests 5.5% of its annual turnover in R&D, which is the backbone of the company’s business activity.