Automation Components

Solar Drive

ABB has one of the widest portfolios of solar inverters ranging from small micro-inverters and three-phase string inverters up to megawatt-sized central inverters. This extensive range of solar inverters is suitable for the smallest residential photovoltaic (PV) systems right up to multi-megawatt PV power plants. The offering is complemented by various monitoring solutions as well as a global service network to maximize the return on your investment.

ABB solar inverters utilize over 40 years of experience and advances made in inverter and power converter technology that have contributed to ABB becoming the world leader in frequency converters, and also one of the largest suppliers of wind turbine converters.

String inverters

ABB offers one of the broadest portfolios of string inverters currently on the market, which includes a powerful line of single- and three-phase string inverters for photovoltaic (PV) systems installed in residential and commercial buildings. These products provide small to medium-sized PV installations with high performance, robust enclosures, ease of installation, and a quick return on investment. ABB’s string inverters range from 2 to 50 kW.

Central inverters

ABB central inverters offer high efficiency, reliability and easy-to-maintain industrial design in compact package. The inverters are supported with ABB wide service organization and local support. All these together offer customers a real, bankable solution that we are able to support for years to come. The capacity range is 100KW to 2000KW in modular design for easy maintenance. The offering includes ABB central inverters with high efficiency, proven components and a compact design. Our presence with local support secures high uptime and maximizes the return on investment wherever the project is.

Monitoring and communication

ABB solar inverters can be connected to different monitoring and control systems via a selection of fieldbus and interface adapters. This offering is complemented with a series of data loggers and controllers as well as with string monitoring junction boxes and environmental sensors. The Aurora Vision Plant Management Platform completes the offering by enabling remote monitoring and analysis of system status, performance and energy production and assisting the customer in managing the plants.

Bankability of solar inverters

A vital requirement to build trust, mitigate risk and maximize return on investment. The concept of bankability is today critically important in the solar photovoltaics (PV) business due to the rapid growth of the PV market and the arrival of numerous new players all through the value chain. Bankability has therefore recently become an essential benchmark which investors, banks and other financing institutions use to assist with financing decisions. When selecting the solar inverter, the high-tech heart and brain of any PV system, bankability of the supplier is of extreme importance, especially for large scale PV plants.

In the solar inverter market, where a new project may well have a planned lifetime of 20 years or more, the most important factors impacting and deciding the bankability of any supplier generally fall under four main categories.
They are:

  • Company
  • Product
  • Processes
  • Service

ABB solar inverters have the capability to satisfy each of these deliverables, making them bankable and, more fundamentally, a choice that you can confidently trust.

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