Module-level power electronics (MLPE) manufacturer Hoymiles is building a lot of momentum in the United States and around the globe. The company released new microinverters this year, HMS-C and -D series, that they say lower the upfront cost for customers while not compromising the overall performance.
Specs | Key to that claim are the four input channels to handle up to four solar panels at once. Therefore, for the same capacity demand, users can just have one microinverter instead of four regular ones.
The C and D series all come with 1600 VA, 1800 VA and 2000 VA output power options and can be used with mainstream high-powered PV modules.
● HMS-1600C/D-4T: Used with 320 to 540 W+ PV modules
● HMS-1800C/D-4T: Used with 360 to 600 W+ PV modules
● HMS-2000C/D-4T: Used with 400 to 670 W+ PV modules
The CEC peak efficiency is up to 96.7%, which promises greater solar yield, lower per-watt costs and shorter payback period. The 99.8% MPPT efficiency means that the microinverter can almost perfectly track the maximum power point of the modules, therefore delivering the best solar harvest for users. With the IP67 enclosure rating, Hoymiles microinverters can still perform regularly even after a short immersion in water.
What else makes the new C and D series different from the previous HMS series?
The C and D series have two MPPTs rather than four, meaning that two panels share one MPPT. This twist offers a great balance between efficient performance and affordability. Both series feature Sub-1G wireless connectivity which enables greater reliability and communication over longer distances when paired with Hoymiles’ data transfer units (DTU).
As with other Hoymiles microinverters, both newly released series are connected to Hoymiles’ smart monitoring platform, S-Miles Cloud, so that users can access visual data on the system’s energy production and usage. As well as receive proactive alerts if the installation needs attention, and track how the system is performing overall.
High-powered microinverters make sense for both C&I and residential customers because the high power rating can futureproof the home property in case the energy demand grows as time goes by.
“We are constantly thinking about delivering the best energy solution to our clients with lower costs. This is also how we strive to make open energy for all. By optimizing product design and making innovations, we want more users to access clean solar energy at affordable prices,” said Steven Zhang, Senior Product Engineer of Hoymiles.
The new HMS-C series of microinverters are available in Europe, North America and Oceania, and the HMS-D series of microinverters are available in Latin America and Asia Pacific. With the new smart manufacturing base kicking into high gear in 2023, Hoymiles’ annual manufacturing capacity is constantly expanding and will reach 5 million units in 2023.
— Solar Builder magazine
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