Schneider Electric’s Renewable Energies Business launched 2 new grid-tie inverters and a high-voltage charge controller as the first product release under the Schneider Electric brand. This article includes a new video interview with Schneider Electric Renewable Energies Business executive Mike Tobin.
(October 21, 2010) — Schneider Electric’s Renewable Energies Business launched 2 new grid-tie inverters for solar installations and a high-voltage charge controller as the first product release under the Schneider Electric brand.
In this video, Mike Tobin, VP of engineering, Renewable Energies Business, Schneider Electric, speaks to senior technical editor Debra Vogler at Solar Power International 2010.
Schneider Electric Conext Grid Tie Inverters (North America) 2.8, 3.3, 3.8, 5.0 kW
The new Schneider Electric Conext Grid Tie Inverter has been redesigned to offer improved reliability and a low installed cost through ease of installation and integrated features. The Conext inverter is a proven, high-frequency design in a compact enclosure and may be installed as a single inverter, for a single PV array, or in a multiple-inverter configuration for large PV systems.
Schneider Electric Xantrex XW MPPT 80 600 Solar Charge Controller
The XW MPPT 80 is an innovative solar charge controller that accepts array voltages up to 600V; significantly reducing system wiring gauges and conduit costs. The Xantrex XW MPPT 80 600 is a photovoltaic (PV) charge controller that tracks the maximum power point of a PV array to deliver the maximum available current for charging batteries. When charging, the XW MPPT 80 600 regulates the battery voltage and output current based on the amount of energy available from the PV array and present state-of-charge of the battery.
Schneider Electric Xantrex GT500-480 Grid Tie Solar Inverter
The Xantrex GT500-480 is a grid-tie solar inverter with an ultra-efficient design (CEC efficiency of 96.5%), a redesigned enclosure for more reliability, and a two-section design with inverter and DC section in one cabinet and transformer and AC section in another. The inverter includes a night-time disconnect to prevent transformer magnetizing current losses and soft start circuit to reduce transformer inrush.
For more information on Schneider Electric solar solution equipment, please visit http://www.schneider-electric.com/renewable-energies