New Compact MV Power Platform Introduced by SMA

SMA has introduced an improved, re-engineered version of its Medium-Voltage Power Platform. The new Compact MV Power Platform is an integrated, comprehensive power conversion solution for utility-scale PV plants in the North American market. It maximizes energy production while minimizing risk to EPCs, utilities and investors.

Compact MV Power PlatformAvailable in 1.0- to 1.8-MW models, the Compact MV Power Platform provides maximum return on investment with a reduced levelized cost of energy due to simplified installation and superior energy production. Combined with SMA’s established bankability and high reliability, the Compact MV Power Platform is a turnkey solution for utility-scale PV projects.

“The current utility-scale solar market is showing increased demand for a more reliable, ready-to-use solution that will make investments worthwhile,” said Henry Dziuba, president and general manager of SMA America and president of SMA Canada. “The Compact MV Power Platform is pre-engineered for simplified, faster installation and is designed for the best, most efficient performance. This is the solution our customers have been looking for.”

Engineered for use with the Sunny Central CP-US, this NEC 2011-compliant solution is also fully NRTL listed, an industry first. Equipped with extensive grid management functions, it offers class-leading system efficiencies of more than 97.5 percent and provides an additional 10 percent power output at temperatures up to 25 C.

The system-oriented design of the Compact MV Power Platform includes integrated AC Disconnects and optional DC Disconnect units. Its user-friendly customer interface and easy data monitoring enhance the simplified design.

Along with the Compact MV Power Platform come extensive service offerings, including the support of SMA’s exceptional service team, access to global service infrastructure and plant-wide O&M availability.

— Solar Builder magazine

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