SMA Expands Its Successful Central Inverter Family With a New 1 MW Device

With the new Sunny Central 1000CP XT inverter, SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has expanded its internationally successful product portfolio of central inverters in the upper power range. This new device will especially benefit photovoltaic projects, which require 1-megawatt block bids. As part of the SMA Medium Voltage Power Station, the Sunny Central 1000CP XT inverters ensure a power output of 2 MW in the globally used turnkey container station.

“The Sunny Central 1000CP XT provides engineering, procurement and construction companies (EPCs) and solar power plant developers the advantage of easy and flexible plant design for Asian markets that usually plan projects in 1-megawatt generation blocks,” says John Susa, Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific Region at SMA. “The outdoor rating, OptiCool technology, extensive earthquake and wind speed tests as well as its highest power density in the market suggest that SMA’s Sunny Central 1000CP XT truly focuses on reducing Balance of System (BOS) components, maintenance and logistical costs for any solar power plant project.  Combined with the Medium Voltage Power Station this is truly a great tool for any EPC or developer in tackling cost-competitiveness and challenging timeline tenders in the Asian market.”

The Medium Voltage Power Station, a complete container solution for PV power plants, MV transformer and switchgear successfully launched worldwide in 2013 have already been in global use in numerous large photovoltaic projects.

The Sunny Central 1000CP XT has the highest power density of all Sunny Central CP XT inverters at the maximum nominal power of 40°C and an output of 1.1 MW at 25°C. Furthermore, the Sunny Central 1000CP XT incorporates those proven features from the Sunny Central inverter product line that have been used with success in some of the largest photovoltaic projects throughout the world, such as the intelligent OptiCool temperature management system and outdoor installation at extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to 62°C. This central inverter complies with all globally required grid management functions and is ready to provide reactive power around the clock.

About SMA
The SMA Group generated sales of more than €930 million in 2013 and is the global market leader for PV inverters, a key component of all PV plants, and offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented in 21 countries. The Group employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. SMA’s broad product portfolio includes a compatible inverter for every type of module on the market and for all PV system sizes. The product range includes system technologies for grid-connected photovoltaic systems as well as off-grid and hybrid systems. The service portfolio is supplemented by comprehensive services and operational management of large-scale PV power plants. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and also in the TecDAX index.

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