Siemens’ Sinacon PV: a new generation of central photovoltaic inverters
Siemens India launched with Sinacon PV a new generation of photovoltaic (PV) central inverters with an output up to five megawatts. The inverter is part of the Siemens new electrical Balance of Plant solution for PV power plant installations. The state-of-the-art Sinacon PV inverter will be locally produced and manufactured at Siemens’ Kalwa plant near Mumbai for the domestic market as well as for export into the region.
A solar PV inverter converts the variable direct current (DC) output of a photovoltaic solar panel into a utility frequency alternating current (AC) that can be fed into a commercial electrical grid or used by a local, off-grid electrical network. The Sinacon PV is equipped with 3 level IGBT modules, has an outdoor design for harsh environments with fluid cooling and can operate up to 60 degrees Celsius ambient temperature. (nhp)