Interview with PrimeVOLT: Service and Localization Essential on the PV Market

published: 2018-09-19 18:16 | editor: | category: Interviews

Taiwan’s PV market has shown a lot of promising growth in recent years. In 2017, its total PV power output hit a record high 1.69 billion Kw/hour, while its total PV installation capacity exceeded 1 GW by the end of the year. This year, a growing number of vendors will begin to shift their focus towards long term operational efficiency and performance as the market becomes more mature. With the overall difference in PV technologies becoming less noticeable, more and more vendors will begin to direct their attention towards after-sales services and localization.

A manufacturer from Taiwan whose business emphasizes both service and localization is PrimeVOLT, a business group of Asian Power Devices (APD). At Energy Taiwan 2018, PrimeVOLT displayed its 40 kW three -phase grid-connection PV inverter which boasts 100% Taiwan design, localized production, and high cost-performance ratio. The product also features multiple certifications, high-efficiency after-sales services, and technological support, which impressed many visitors. 

Creating a Solution for Ground-Mounted Projects via Design

Following the completion of its two-year PV power plan which focuses on rooftop solar panels, the Taiwanese government will start pushing for ground-mounted PV power plants to materialize its "nuclear-free homeland" vision by 2025. PrimeVOLT's 40 kW three-phase grid-connection PV inverter is a new model for application in ground-mounted PV power systems, boasting excellent stability and performance, which is similar to its predecessor 30 kW three-phase grid-connection PV inverter.

Thanks to its special design, PrimeVolt’s PV inverter can be installed on tidal lands or salt flats, which are often sites for local PV power ground-mounted stations. The inverter features a unique aluminum die-casting case, a one-piece body, and water-proof design, preventing corrosion or water penetration, which are common in welded parts after long usage. With the usage of a water-proof membrane and anti-salt and -corrosion baking-varnish coating, the PV inverter can still maintain an IP 65 water- and dust-proof level after long years of usage and has passed the IEC salt-fog tests.

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