Schneider Electric Solar launched a beefed-up solar charge controller for residential solar + storage customers this week. The Conext MPPT 100 600 Solar Charge Controller provides 25% more charging power compared to the MPPT 80 600 charge controller.
The MPPT 100 allows homeowners to optimize battery charging from solar and maximize energy resiliency in the pursuit of whole-home backup. It is also more suitable for prolonged blackouts. Even if the battery inverter shuts down due to a fully discharged battery during night, the MPPT charge controller allows the system to recover when PV returns.
The MPPT 100 allows for 7 kilowatt (kW) solar power arrays and is ideal for residential grid-tied self-supply and off-grid systems but is scalable for larger installations. For installers, the 600 V MPPT 100 offers faster installations and lower balance of system costs. With 2 PV string per charge controller, the MPPT 100 600 offers 50% less wiring than low voltage charge controllers.
Along with Schneider Electric’s MPPT 60 and MPPT 80, the MPPT 100 is also compatible with the MPPT Disconnect RS accessory for rapid shutdown compliance, fire safety, and arc fault detection. Schneider Electric’s MPPT solar charge controllers are a part of its ecosystem of solutions for solar & storage integration, such as XW and SW storage inverters, power distribution, and energy management.
Customers can also utilize Schneider Electric’s Insight, their digital energy management platform for solar + storage systems. Homeowners can easily monitor, operate, and upgrade their solar and storage installation with peace of mind thanks to the advanced cybersecurity. For installers, powerful features like remote settings management and firmware updates make it easy to maintain the sites while keeping truck rolls minimum. Insight also offers installers a suite of portfolio monitoring and management tools, allowing them to keep track of a large number of install sites.
— Solar Builder magazine