Sungrow displayed its latest PV inverters and liquid cooled energy storage system (ESS) solutions to the North American market during CLEANPOWER 2022 on May 16 through 18.
Optimized for utility-scale solar plants, Sungrow introduced both central and string inverter portfolios, including its latest 1500-V string inverter, its SG350HX and a 3.6-MW central turnkey station. The SG350HX features a power output of 352 kW and perfectly matches large-format high-efficiency modules as well as tracking systems. In addition, it features a larger modular design, enabling lower LCOE for the plant.
Sungrow also displayed its commercial inverters, the SG36CX-US and SG60CX-US, to fit diverse installations. The products enable a high DC/AC ratio of 1.5, leading to a higher yield for a project. In addition, they are equipped with online IV curve scan and diagnosis functions, tracking any issues in real-time and significantly reducing OPEX.
On the storage side, Sungrow’s liquid cooled ESS PowerTitan reduces capital and operating expenses due to its pre-assembled and easy installation design. The new cluster controller can charge and discharge individual battery racks, improving the overall system performance by 6%. The unit’s automatic state of charge (SoC) calibration and the automated system for refilling coolant considerably reduce operating and maintenance costs.
Neil Bradshaw, Sungrow’s senior technical sales manager for ESS key accounts, highlighted during a session that energy storage safety is not a singular strategy, especially when projects are growing in scale and are increasingly paired with a variety of renewables.
“Safety is Sungrow’s priority. We provide safer battery solutions with multiple safety features from cell level to module, rack and system level. The new liquid-cooled ESS PowerTitan can mitigate a number of the problems with the advanced liquid cooling thermal management and AI monitoring for battery cells, which optimizes safety as well as yields,” Bradshaw said.
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