SMA is now taking orders for its newest solution for medium to large-scale PV plants: the Sunny Tripower 60-US. This 60 kW inverter combines the advantages of a decentralized system layout with the benefits of a centralized inverter design. It offers high efficiency, industry-leading power density, easy installation, simple commissioning and low maintenance requirements, which all contribute to reduced system cost.
The Sunny Tripower 60-US boasts maximum efficiency of 98.8%, unmatched power density (60 kVA at just 165 pounds) and DC input voltage of up to 1,000 V. It also provides a scalable PV building block approach and full grid management features, making it ideal for medium and large commercial systems, as well as distributed utility-scale applications. For a complete system solution, the Sunny Tripower 60-US can be paired with the SMA Inverter Manager, Local Commissioning and Service Tool and a combiner box.
Henry Dziuba, president and general manager of SMA America, commented, “Now, installers have another tool when developing commercial and utility-scale PV plants, allowing for more customized PV design.”
The SMA Inverter Manager is the central communications and control interface for the entire Sunny Tripower system. It handles all important inverter and system management functions for up to 2.5 MW in a single device. The Sunny Tripower 60-US benefits from a self-configuring inverter network with automatic IP configuration and device discovery, which eliminates manual setup. The SMA Inverter Manager also creates a seamless inverter control loop, which enables complete grid management capabilities.
The specially developed Local Commissioning and Service Tool makes commissioning easy, saves time and reduces costs. The inverter is configured by simply selecting the system-specific configuration files and then transmitting them to all inverters. In addition, individual inverter data is aggregated into a single plant profile for comprehensive plant performance analysis.