From micro to P.O., central to string, solar inverters are getting more efficient. They’re getting smarter, too, with better monitoring capabilities, communication and even Wi-Fi. Manufacturers are also realizing it’s all about getting increased power density in leaner designs. We’ve listed a selection from each segment so you can compare models side by side and decide which is best for your project. This article is an extension of our Top 100+ Products feature in our 2013 December issue.
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A Utility-Interactive Inverter
Advanced Energy’s 1000NX is a utility-scale central inverter with utility-interactive controls to ensure continuous connection of large solar arrays to the electrical grid. Integrated voltage ride-through and frequency controls keep PV installations operational during power fluctuations, low-voltage events and grid-reliability issues. The 1000NX’s single engine design minimizes maintenance costs while its bipolar 1000-V topology drives down overall balance of system costs.