Industry leader and solar inverter game changers FIMER have announced the launch of two new platforms in the large-scale photovoltaic sector. The high power stringer inverter, featuring multi-MPPT and modular conversion capability, is designed to meet the demands of decentralized and centralized applications. The innovation also covers 100 percent of utility applications.

The latest renewable energy market update from the International Energy Agency noted that the share of large-scale applications is expected to increase from over 55% in 2020 to around 70% in 2022. With this, demand reliable and flexible solutions at high power density is crucial to meet market needs now and in the future.

Chain solutions have become the most sought-after technology for the utility market worldwide, due to modular conversion allowing for higher yield, lower long-term risk, and operation and maintenance efforts. lower to achieve minimal LCOE, compared to a more central option.

As the industry’s most powerful and dense multi-MPPT string inverter, FIMER’s PVS-350 is the newest and most advanced player in the industry. It is optimized for decentralized photovoltaic system architectures with a maximum efficiency of MAX> 99%. This ensures the highest possible energy efficiency while maintaining the smallest footprint (compared to other alternatives). In addition, it greatly reduces the risk of downtime that often accompanies central inverters.

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Currently accounting for nearly 40% of the market, centralized system architectures will be able to use FIMER’s PVS-260 / PVS-300, a fully modular solution designed with a single MPPT chain platform.

This solution will easily replace central inverters in more traditional designs, dramatically improving performance and reducing BoP costs, while optimizing LCOE. Together, it is planned to achieve a 2.3% reduction on the LCOE a modular conversion architecture (compared to a central alternative). It also offers a higher system availability, with more than 99.9%, against a maximum of 99.5% for the central options.

In addition, the PVS-260 / PVS-300 features higher capacity coupled with a unique MPPT power supply of super-compact design, to allow system designers to maintain a “centralized” system architecture, if necessary. All power electronics are positioned in close proximity to other critical AC power assets, simplifying routine inspection and maintenance.

By merging the power modules into a factory pre-assembled and pre-tested MV station, the platform can compete with the multi-megawatt scale station designs of newer central inverters. It can also give system designers the flexibility to apply modular architecture to systems of all sizes.

The new platforms will easily connect to future battery storage requirements, providing an end-to-end solution for the PV utility market both now and in the future.

While the shift from central inverters to string innovations in the utility industry has increased over the past five years, FIMER recognizes that centralized designs are still prevalent. That is why the company designed the PVS-350 inverter and the PVS-260 / PVS-300 modular converter platform to meet the demands of decentralized and centralized applications.

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