ABB unveils digitally enabled, self-commissioning solar inverter

ABB unveils digitally enabled, self-commissioning solar inverter

Posted Jul 5th, 2017 at 12:23 am by Sol Distribution

Wireless connectivity dramatically simplifies inverter installation via a self-commissioning routine that removes the manual configuration process and results in lowered installation time and costs.

ABB Australia recently launched their all new single-phase solar inverter. The UNO-DM-PLUS is ideally suited for residential photovoltaic (PV) owners. Its embedded wireless connectivity and smart grid capabilities provide homeowners with cost-effective advanced monitoring, control, and maintenance. Installers will benefit from its quicker and easier self-commissioning process, and the web-enabled service software updates will ease maintenance burden.

The new UNO-DM-PLUS inverter range represents the best solar inverter technology. The inverter evolution represents ABB‘s strength in digitalisation, with self-commissioning and all service software now embedded within the inverter and wirelessly accessible using any smart device or PC. This innovation reduces the operation and maintenance burden for installers and associated costs for homeowners.

The units’ connectivity package allows for smart grid capabilities such as dynamic feed-in control, which manages the energy fed into the grid. It uses SunSpec-compatible open communication protocol to ensure compliance with future grid codes and maintains off-the-shelf interoperability with other devices in the system.

With power rating from 3kW to 5kW, this new inverter is the optimal solution for residential installation. The UNO-DM-PLUS  is the result of ABB’s leadership in electrification technologies and continuous drive to innovate and provide digital solutions and products that connect homeowners and industry stakeholders to the benefits of the energy and Internet of Things revolution.

“The highly competitive Australian PV market has required system installers to reduce operational costs to remain profitable,” explains Adrian Amato, ABB’s Sales Manager for Solar in Australia. “Features such as over-the-air (OTA) software updates, an integrated web server and self-commissioning, will ease installation, operation and maintenance burdens on installers.”

The inverter sports a new streamlined physical design with improved device reliability through reduced component count. This makes it lighter and smaller than its predecessors.

Since ABB introduced their first generation of single-phase residential inverters 10 years ago, more than 700,000 units have been installed in over 40 countries, representing more than 7 billion hours of power accumulated in the field.

 

 

Source: ABB Australia

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