Sungrow Pins Hopes On Its 1+X Modular Inverter For Utility Sector

Sungrow Pins Hopes On Its 1+X Modular Inverter For Utility Sector Sungrow Pins Hopes On Its 1+X Modular Inverter For Utility Sector

Energy storage service provider Sungrow has now pinned hopes for its 1+X modular inverter for utility-scale solar projects across the world. It claims that in large-scale utility PV applications, Sungrow’s 1+X Modular Inverter can assist with its intelligent branch diagnosis function, particularly beneficial when a system solution does not contain a combiner box or if the combiner box lacks communication capabilities.

This innovative solution, it says, accurately identifies faulty branches within the inverter, providing real-time alerts for timely Operation and Maintenance (O&M). This proactive monitoring minimizes power plant losses and maximizes the customer’s profitability.

“By collecting current and voltage parameters from each branch of the DC inputs, the 1+X Modular Inverter uses AI algorithms to analyze the operational status of each branch. In the event of a fault, it promptly signals the monitoring system, notifying the O&M staff to take necessary measures,” a statement from the firm said.

The company said that the inverter helps in more accurate diagnosis. “The 1+X Modular Inverter leverages a vast database compiled from real-world data across various industries and time periods. This, coupled with factors such as inverter output power, ensures highly accurate diagnostic results. It can diagnose the combiner box offline, and the PV string offline, offering a comprehensive diagnostic solution for enhanced system reliability,” it said.

Sungrow has over 405 GW installed worldwide as of June 2023. It was founded in 1997 by University Professor Cao Renxian. It recently also completed a milestone of 20GW capacity in India.

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Tony Cheu

Tony is a BSc who has shifted from a career in finance to journalism recently. Passionate about the energy transition, he is particularly keen on the moves being made in the OECD countries to contribute to the energy transition.