Oregon, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] PV Powered Inc. has made its first customer shipments of the new PVP260kW commercial solar inverters. The U.S. designed and manufactured PVP260kW inverter builds on the same architecture, iterative time-dependent modeling, and validation processes used to develop the highly successful PVP75kW and PVP100kW.
The inverter includes a 295VDC input and an optional 265VDC minimum tap and is has a rating of 97% CEC efficiency at 295VDC. The product also includes further refinements in the company’s Smart Air Management system that increases the thermal operating margin of the invertern at full power for 20 plus years across a -30 to +50°C, even if a fan fails in the field.
“The team at PV Powered are real forward thinking leaders in today’s marketplace and have engineered a commercial inverter platform that is field-proven, installs fast and simply works out of the box every time,” said Sean Angelini, solar energy division manager of Ray Angelini Incorporated (RAI). “We have had great success with their 100kW inverter and are making the new 260kW inverter the building block for our multi-megawatt systems moving forward.”
The company has also offered inverter-integrated solutions from market leaders Fat Spaniel, Draker, Energy Recommerce, Obvius and Deck Monitoring. Additional balance of system options from PV Powered include integrated revenue-grade meters and sub-combiner monitoring.
“The engineering team at PV Powered has delivered another commercial product with significant innovation and market leading performance,” said Gregg Patterson, CEO of PV Powered. “The PVP260kW delivers more energy production on a daily basis, across a wider operating temperature range and input voltage than any other product on the market. These extraordinary performance breakthroughs and a 20-year operating life quite simply mean more money in our customers’ pockets.”