SMA Compact MV Power Platform a Turnkey solution for utility-scale PV plants
Thursday, Jul 18, 2013
ROCKLIN, Calif. and TORONTO, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SMA has introduced an improved, re-engineered version of its Medium-Voltage Power Platform. The new Compact MV Power Platform is an integrated, comprehensive power conversion solution for utility-scale PV plants in the North American market. It maximizes energy production while minimizing risk to EPCs, utilities and investors.
Available in 1.0 to 1.8 megawatt models, the Compact MV Power Platform provides maximum return on investment with a reduced levelized cost of energy due to simplified installation and superior energy production. Combined with SMA's established bankability and high reliability, it is a turnkey solution for utility-scale PV projects.
"The current utility-scale solar market is showing increased demand for a more reliable, ready-to-use solution that will make investments worthwhile," said Henry Dziuba, president and general manager of SMA America and president of SMA Canada. "The Compact MV Power Platform is pre-engineered for simplified, faster installation and is designed for the best, most efficient performance. This is the solution our customers have been looking for."
Engineered for use with the Sunny Central CP-US, this NEC 2011-compliant solution is also fully NRTL listed, an industry first. Equipped with extensive grid management functions, it offers class-leading system efficiencies of more than 97.5 percent and provides an additional 10 percent power output at temperatures up to 25 C.
The system-oriented design of the Compact MV Power Platform includes integrated AC Disconnects and optional DC Disconnect units. Its user-friendly customer interface and easy data monitoring enhance the simplified design.
Along with the Compact MV Power Platform come extensive service offerings, including the support of SMA's exceptional service team, access to global service infrastructure and plant-wide O&M availability.
The SMA Group generated sales of €1.5 billion in 2012 and is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants and, as an energy management group, offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented internationally in 21 countries. The Group employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. SMA's broad product portfolio includes a compatible inverter for every type of module on the market and for all plant sizes. The product range includes both inverters for photovoltaic plants connected to the grid as well as inverters for off-grid systems. SMA is therefore able to provide ideal technical inverter solutions for all plant sizes and types. Since 2008, the Group's parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and also in the TecDAX index. In recent years, SMA has received numerous awards for excellence as an employer and achieved first place in the nationwide "Great Place to Work®" competition in 2011 and 2012.
Source: SMA America