ABB’s solar inverter PVS-175-TL reduces costs by up to 65 percent
The inverter from ABB has been recognized by industry experts as PV product innovation at the 2018 Intersolar Awards. Delivering up to 65 percent savings on installation and logistic costs for ground mounted utility scale applications; the ABB PVS-175-TL delivers the largest capacity on the market for a 1500Vdc string inverter.
The capabilities of ABB’s new PVS-175-TL lie in its ability to generate up to 185 kilowatts active power and the judging panel was impressed by the high modularity of the product, which improves yields and reduces operational maintenance costs. Judges praised the string inverter as the next step in improving the overall efficiency in PV systems and recognized its high power density and operating temperature range between -20°C and up to 60°C.
Together with all the key benefits of traditional string inverters, its innovative modular design means that up to 65 percent fewer inverters are required to complete the optimal power block, without the need for AC recombiners. This delivers up to 65 percent savings on installation and logistic costs, improving Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for utility-scale installations. The three-phase PVS-175-TL with advanced digital capabilities through ABB’s comprehensive cross-divisional digital offering, delivers up to 185 kilowatts at 800 Vac and ultra-high-power density of 1.3 kW per kilogram. (nhp)