ABB is one of the premium European inverter brands available in the market today. Operating in over 100 countries as a technology leader in power grids, industrial automation and robotics, ABB offers the most comprehensive inverter range residential to utility-grade solar solutions. Their inverter designs are future proof with state-of-art features like smart grid integration, dynamic feed-in control and remote OTA upgrade for firmware. They are also the world’s largest supplier of industrial electrical motors and drives.
ABB Inverters – UNO-DM-PLUS-US
ABB has started offering a new line of UNO inverters for residential solar consumers. Available from 3.3 to 6kW, these UNO-DM-PLUS-US ABB inverters feature a light weight, compact and high power density design to maximize energy production. These SunSpec certified series come with embedded connectivity. Thus, they are future proof and can be easily integrated in smart-grid and automation systems.
Furthermore, the web-interface facilitates operators to easily commission and manage the ABB inverters after installation. This significantly reduces the set-up and configuration time frame. The built-in web-based platform also enables Over the Air (OTA) firmware upgrades and remote troubleshooting.
During their Customer World event in Melbourne, ABB has also announced the launch of its cloud connected PVS 100/120 range of 3-phase inverters. These economic, high efficiency inverters can increase the ROI for end-users through reduced capital and operational costs for developers and installers. As per the company, lower OPEX is achieved through:
- 50% reduction in installation costs due to the 1000 VDC capacity of of PVS series.
- Longer lifespan of inverters through component temperature control, hybrid mounting capability and fan speed modulation.
- Cost efficient management of solar plants through ABB Ability™ that enables remote monitoring, upgrades and parameter settings.
These next generation inverters can serve residential, industrial and utility grade applications. In conjunction with tier-1 solar panels, they can provide one of the best performance at an affordable cost.
Source: ABB, Renew Economy, Solar Power World