Monitoring, Solar

Xantrex Adds to GT Inverter Series

Xantrex Technology has announced the expansion of its GT inverter series with the GT 5.0, a five-kilowatt (kW) inverter for North American solar systems. This new PV string inverter offers 95.5% efficiency, PC software for remote monitoring and troubleshooting, easy access DC and AC terminal block for simplified wiring, and needs no fan for cooling. The product will be available in volume in 2007. Xantrex has added this five kW inverter to satisfy the growing demand for bigger installations in the residential grid tie solar market.

Product Specifications: Maximum AC power output- 5000W AC output voltage- 240 Vac AC output voltage range 211-264 Vac AC frequency (nominal)- 60 Hz AC frequency range- 59.3-60.5 Hz Maximum continuous output current- 23A Current THD- 0.9% DC input voltage range- 235-600 Vdc Peak power tracking voltage range- 235-550Vdc Peak inverter efficiency- 96.5% CEC efficiency- 95.5% Night-time power consumption- 1W Output over-current protection- 15A PV/Utility disconnect- Elminates need for external PV (DC) disconnect. Cooling- Convection cooled, no fan required. Communications- RS232 and two Xanbus RJ45 ports Wiring box- PV, utility, ground, and communications connections. Wiring box can be separated from inverter. Warranty- 5-year parts (10 year extended warranty available)