SMA has introduced an upgraded, re-branded version of its Sunny Central CP utility-scale photovoltaic system inverter series. The Sunny Central CP XT series features two new power classes and an extended minimum DC voltage range. The upgraded inverter line expands upon the technology of the award-winning Sunny Central inverter line and now features seven models ranging from 500-900 kVA.
Similar to SMA’s new Sunny Central CP-US product line, the Sunny Central CP XT will offer 10% over nameplate output capacity at ambient temperatures up to 25 C, providing customers with a megawatt class inverter. The Sunny Central CP XT is equipped with a robust outdoor enclosure and SMA’s OptiCool temperature management system, enabling lasting, reliable performance even in extreme temperatures.
“Our customers have come to rely on SMA’s central inverters as a trusted, essential solution for utility-scale PV systems,” says Henry Dziuba, president and general manager of SMA America and president of SMA Canada. “The Sunny Central CP XT will once again take utility-scale performance to the next level while lowering the levelized cost of PV-generated energy.”
The Sunny Central CP XT inverters maximize energy production while reducing costs for utility-scale PV systems and feature extensive grid management and wide voltage ranges for increased flexibility.
With SMA’s signature efficiency and performance, the Sunny Central CP XT features safe, simple installation. It can be combined flexibly, and numerous product features result in reduced system costs with better performance.
The entire CP XT line can be integrated with SMA’s Power Plant Controller, and the 500CP XT through 800 CP XT can be integrated with SMA’s MV Power Platform. The MV Power Platform is SMA’s turnkey utility-scale solution, which includes two Sunny Central inverters, a medium-voltage transformer, optional DC or AC/DC disconnect cabinets and a control and supply panel for power distribution to local loads and (optionally) field tracker motors.