Power-One will be introducing both its largest and smallest PV inverters to the UK market at this year’s Solar Power UK: the AURORA ULTRA and the AURORA MICRO.
The AURORA ULTRA central inverter system has an output of up to 1.5 MW and is the largest central inverter available in the Aurora product range. The liquid-cooled, high-powered inverter was designed from the ground up to offer power conversion efficiencies of up to 98.7 percent over a wide input voltage range. The inclusion of four high-speed MPPT channels optimises energy harvesting across a wide array of operating conditions.
Power One’s improved AURORA MICRO range of module inverters boast improved efficiency ratings of up to 96.5 percent as well as a broader range of input voltages with an output of 250 W and 300W – allowing installers more flexibility when designing and installing systems as the micro inverters work with a wider range of PV modules from different makes and performance.
The new AURORA ULTRA and MICRO inverter solutions will not only be the highlight at Power-One’s booth B40, but also the subject of two presentations the company will be hosting at the accompanying conference.
At the “Practical Large Scale PV” area, of which Power-One is one of the sponsors, it will demonstrate how the energy harvesting in large-scale solar installations can be maximised with the right inverter solution. The company’s presentation “Inverters for large scale – products and possibilities” will take place on Thursday, October 4 at 10:40am.
Power-One’s second presentation “Inverters for domestic roofs – micro-inverters versus string inverters” will address PV inverter solutions for the residential sector. On Wednesday, October 3 at 4:20pm, the company will compare the advantages and disadvantages of both solutions and will give plant designers and installers practical advice on how to choose the perfect inverter for their specific needs.
“Due to the new feed-in tariff regulations, the UK solar market has experienced some major challenges in the last months. However, the changes also opened up new market segments. For example, the large-scale PV sector with up to and over 5MW is reviving as a consequence of the declining PV component prices and the Renewable Obligation,” said David Lowen, Director of Sales for Western Europe Renewable Energy at Power-One.
“Moreover, the market for micro-inverters and power optimisers also offers great potential in the UK. According to a recent study by IMS Research, the UK will, on the one hand, continue to support a healthy residential and small commercial sector. On the other hand, the analysts expect module inverter solutions, which are ideally suited for small residential installations, to amount for one fourth of the total market share by 2016.”
Power-One will be showcasing its innovative range of inverter solutions for the UK market at booth B40 at Solar Power UK. This year’s largest solar-dedicated event is taking place over October 2-4 at the NEC in Birmingham.