SPI Preview: Fronius showcases shutdown, storage, smart meters, software and a paddleboard

While attending Solar Power International in Las Vegas this year, you will notice the large presence Fronius has on the trade show floor (booth 1521), promoting a slew of products under its mantra of “24 hours of sun.” Here is a sneak peek of what you’ll find. (Oh, and you’ll also have a chance to win several prizes, including a grand prize of an inflatable Fronius paddleboard.)

Fronius smart inverter

Fronius Primo Hybrid and Tesla Powerwall

Fronius Rapid Shutdown solution

The Fronius Rapid Shutdown Boxes provide an NEC 2014 code (690.12) compliant solution while enhancing rooftop and firefighter safety. Directly connected to the inverter through the same conduit as the DC homeruns, the Fronius solution minimizes the number of components needed providing ease of installation. See both versions of the Fronius Rapid Shutdown Box and how it can be mounted behind the array.

Fronius Primo Hybrid and Tesla Powerwall

The Fronius Primo Hybrid is the seamless storage solution for residential solar systems. It is suitable for both new solar installations and existing systems. The Fronius Primo Hybrid inverter, partnered with the Tesla Powerwall creates the most streamlined storage system available. The Fronius Primo Hybrid can operate the PV array and the Tesla Powerwall at the same time, reducing system costs. In existing systems, the Fronius Primo Hybrid can simply be added (AC coupled) or replace the existing inverter (DC coupled).

Fronius Smart Meter

Are you facing feed-in limitations for a solar system? Or would you like to monitor a house’s energy consumption? Fronius has you covered – Introducing the Fronius Smart Meter, a bidirectional energy meter. Thanks to high accuracy and fast communication via Modbus RTU, the meter is suitable for various applications, such as dynamic feed-in management (e.g. zero export) or self-supply systems. Together with Fronius Solar.web, the Fronius Smart Meter offers a detailed overview of energy consumption within a home or commercial building.

Fronius SnapINverter line

The Fronius SnapINverters are a string inverter family from 1.5 to 24.0 kW with a simple hinged mounting system, allowing for easy installation within 15 minutes or less. Simply commission the system with the company’s smartphone app and connect it to Fronius Solar.web via integrated Wi-Fi. The great design flexibility and rich feature set with integrated DC disconnect, AFCI, Wi-Fi, SunSpec Modbus, Advanced Grid Features and optional Revenue Grade Meter make SnapINverters a great choice for any residential or commercial installation.

Remote inverter software update and Bay4 Energy

Fronius will introduce its all-new Fronius Solar.web online monitoring platform, including the new remote inverter software update feature. Also, learn more about its collaboration with Bay4 Energy to provide best-in-class commissioning support, O&M and asset performance management services.

“We are looking forward to presenting the latest Fronius solutions to our customers and to further supporting the US solar market with innovations that bring us closer to 24 hours of sun,” says Tristan Kreager, Director of Solar Energy at Fronius USA.

— Solar Builder magazine

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