SMA`S Sunny Central Storage with grid-forming capabilities
The unique characteristic of this inverter from SMA for grid-connected applications and hybrid PV mini-grids is that the Sunny Central Storage has grid-forming capabilities and can act like a rotating mass in a power grid. This allows integration of battery storage just like an additional genset. Designed to compensate for fluctuations in solar energy generation, this large-scale storage inverter offers comprehensive grid management services, and is compatible with various battery technologies. The system enables grid operation via solar and storage alone but can also cover a sudden 100 percent generation loss without grid interruption or additional hardware.
This product was selected by the EES Europe jury for its high storage compatibility, operational range of temperatures between minus 25 °C and plus 60 °C, and high flexibility, including a DC voltage range from 480 to 1,500 volts. It is expected that this solution can target multiple applications and seamlessly integrate into existing infrastructure, enabling the development and effective operation of microgrids with high shares of renewables, which is crucial in the decarbonization of remote and island locations. (nhp)