Sungrow Launches Storage Compatible 1.1 MW Inverter

Highlights :

  • Compatibility with storage systems, and a new level of modularisation adds significant benefits of flexibility and shorter maintainance cycles.
Sungrow Launches Storage Compatible 1.1 MW Inverter

Hefei, China headquartered Sungrow has launched a new “1+X” central modular inverter with an output of 1.1MW at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. The inverter manufacturer, which has a manufacturing plant in India also, is a leading global inverter player. The central inverter launch comes even as the demand for central inverters stays strong, thanks to an ever increasing number of large utility scale solar projects worldwide.

The new 1+X modular inverter can be stacked into eight units to reach a power of 8.8MW and features a DC/ESS interface for the connection of energy storage systems (ESS). The feature makes it handy as storage plus solar becomes the new buzzword across key markets, especially, China, the US and now, even India.

It supports maximum 2 times DC/AC ratio, promises 42% more MPPT than the traditional central inverters and it “realises the string-level management by new wireless DC combiner”, Sungrow said in a media release.

“The component modularisation realises the plug and play function, reducing the maintenance from six hours to two hours. Moreover, since each inverter also works in individual unit, it can be directly replaced by onsite backup inverter if failure occurred,” said the Sungrow release. The added flexibility from modularisation is an added plus.

Sungrow said the product had received more than 500MW of orders so far and is being used in various solar projects across China. The new inverter expands the Sungrow portfolio meaningfully, and with its large established global base, will no doubt be a very strong contender across markets beyond China soon.

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