ABB And SMA Announce Solar Inverter Supply Deals

ABB and SMA solar inverters

Two of the world’s giants of solar inverter manufacturing have announced significant supply deals in the USA and South America.

SMA was selected by commercial solar developer SoCore Energy to supply 17.5 MW of Sunny Tripower TL-US three-phase, transformerless inverters for 44 PV projects.

SMA says the 730+ inverters have already been delivered and will be used by high profile cinema, shipping and retail chains in the USA across six states. The solar panel systems will have an average capacity of 410kW and all projects will be operational shortly.

“We are excited that the Sunny Tripower, the world’s best-selling three-phase inverter, was selected for this significant commercial-scale order,” said Henry Dziuba, president and general manager of SMA America . “The Sunny Tripower provides unparalleled performance across all U.S. geographies, making it the ideal choice for these nationwide projects.”

The SMA Sunny Tripower boasts peak efficiency of more than 98 percent and features shade management with OptiTrac Global Peak, plus active temperature management with OptiCool.

SMA has been developing and distributing high-quality solar inverters for more than 30 years. 35 gigawatts of projects featuring SMA inverters have been installed globally.

Also this week, ABB announced the company is supplying solar inverters to a 70 MW project in South America; which will be the second-largest PV park of its kind in the entire region.

45 of its ULTRA central inverters will be used at the facility; selected for their modular nature, robustness and ability to perform in harsh desert environments. The ABB ULTRA is the largest inverter in the company’s product portfolio. It consists of three models with capacities of 700, 1050 and 1400 kW.

“We are proud to be leading the way for the growth of renewables, and solar in particular, in South America as well as supporting the region in its goal of reducing the use of fossil fuels,” said Paolo Casini, head of Marketing for ABB’s Solar product group.

ABB is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of solar inverters and also has a long history in the electricity transmission sector

ABB and SMA inverters are a popular choice in Australia for both commercial and residential solar power installations.