Swiss inverter manufacturer SolarMax has announced the launch of its new HT string inverters designed for solar arrays on commercial and industrial roofs.  

The company claims that its new multi-tracking string inverters are ideally suited for commercial applications due to their low system costs and high yields.

The HT string inverters will be available in three models with four MPP trackers with a power output of 30kW or 32kW (30HT4/32HT4), as well as a version with two MPP trackers and a power output of 32kW (32HT2).

SolarMax says that it has launched the new inverters in response to ‘huge market demand’ for commercial projects. Research company IHS has predicted that more than half of Europe’s new solar plants will be in the commercial sector during 2014.  

Speaking to Solar Power Portal, Martin Allman, regional manager North at SolarMax talked up the UK market’s potential. He said: “We have been talking about the potential of the UK commercial rooftop market for a long time and I am delighted that this potential is now being realised.

“This is already being reflected in the high demand that we are seeing for the new HT series with installations getting underway on supermarkets, schools, business units and farm buildings throughout the UK over the coming weeks.”

The government has pledged to prioritise commercial rooftop solar installations in the UK's Solar Strategy.