ABB Australia announces the launch of its first inverter developed specifically for the solar market at the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition 2009 (EU PVSEC).
ABB has decades of experience with inverter technology, and is a long-standing supplier of components to solar inverter manufacturers. Solar inverters convert the direct current that is produced by the sun in photovoltaic plates into alternating current that can be fed into the electrical grid.
ABB's solar inverter will be available in ranges from 100 kW to up to 500 kW, and are optimised for cost-efficient, multi-megawatt solar power plants.
“With the launch of our solar inverter last week, ABB is moving to strengthen its position in the photovoltaic’s market. The positive feedback from our strong and well-established partners in the solar market puts us in a confident mood," said Bruce Gray.
Bruce is responsible for sales and marketing of PVS800 solar inverter products at ABB in Australia, and is convinced the new inverter has the potential to help ABB to gain further market share in the PV market.
Designed for maximum reliability so that PV solar systems can achieve maximum uptime, ABB's PVS800 solar inverter is modular, very compact and fully integrated into ABB's global service network. All three points together - reliability, cost savings and global service - are unique in the solar industry, said Bruce.
“The path ABB is taking now was mapped out long ago," he added. "The company has much experience in the field of converter technology, and has been an acknowledged supplier to leading producers for many years. We are now drawing on this experience to enter the market ourselves.”