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SMA Introduces First Freestanding Inverter for Commercial PV Systems

SMA Introduces First Freestanding Inverter for Commercial PV Systems


SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has expanded its internationally successful Sunny Tripower string inverter family with the third generation. At Solar Power International 2016, which currently takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, visitors have the opportunity to see the new Sunny Tripower CORE1 for the first time. The 50 kW string inverter is designed for global use in decentralized, commercial rooftop, carport and ground-based PV systems. It will be available in the second quarter of next year. With its innovative installation concept, the Sunny Tripower CORE1 is the first freestanding inverter for commercial solar projects. Fast installation and the brand-new integration concept significantly reduce costs for all project participants.

“The groundbreaking design of the freestanding Sunny Tripower CORE1, which can be installed directly on roofs or the ground without the need for additional installation or racking equipment, makes the process of implementing commercial PV systems much more efficient and cost-effective,” said Nick Morbach, Executive Vice President of SMA’s Commercial business unit. “The Sunny Tripower CORE1 will set the base of a new SMA solution achieving optimal self-consumption in commercial applications on both the strong growth U.S. market and worldwide. It provides maximum flexibility in system design and helps cut project costs significantly for all commercial PV systems up to a multi megawatt range. Once again, SMA impressively demonstrates why years of market experience, understanding of customer’s voice and innovative and quality-focused design are the key factors to develop future-proven energy supply solutions.”

With an output of 50 kW, scalability up to the megawatt range, six MPP trackers, twelve DC inputs and integrated DC and AC switches, the Sunny Tripower CORE1 ensures maximum energy yields at all times. Over-dimensioning of up to 150% is possible. Integrated WLAN makes communication via mobile devices even quicker and easier.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network


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