SMA America has launched the new Sunny Highpower PEAK3 inverter in North America, which claims to increase flexibility, simplicity and performance in large scale solar project.


Image: SMA America launches new 1,500 VDC Inverter. Photo: Courtesy of SMA Solar Technology AG

The product will begin shipping in the first quarter of next year. Designed for larger distributed generation and utility-scale projects, the Sunny Highpower PEAK3 incorporates SMA’s latest inverter technology.

Using the PEAK3 inverter as a modular building block, customers benefit from a scalable, cost-effective 1,500 VDC solution for large-scale ground mounted solar installations.

SMA’s Residential and Commercial business unit executive vice president Nick Morbach said: “The utility-scale PV market is evolving and demanding more flexibility and scalability. At the same time, our customers are looking for more cost-effective solutions for behind-the-meter distributed generation projects. The Sunny Highpower PEAK3 delivers on both of these needs. SMA continues to develop industry-leading technology that will provide its customers with more options for their PV projects.”

The Sunny Highpower PEAK3 is available in two models. The 125 kW / 480 VAC version can be used for interconnection to standard behind-the-meter commercial services, and the 150 kW / 600 VAC version offers the most cost-effective solution for large projects with dedicated interconnection.

Utilizing the Sunny Highpower PEAK3 inverter, plant developers will have a cost-effective, flexible building block that provides scalability while reducing balance-of-system and installation costs. The Sunny Highpower PEAK3 extends and complements SMA’s full portfolio of utility-scale solutions, which includes both kitted and turnkey central inverter solutions, allowing customers to choose the appropriate option based on their preferred system design, integration practices and specific project requirements.

Sunny Highpower PEAK3 inverters are eligible for the SMA Smart Connected service, which offers proactive monitoring and O&M support that reduces plant servicing time and costs while maximizing system uptime, energy yield and ROI.

Plant communications with the inverter are supported by the SMA Data Manager powered by ennexOS, SMA’s cross-sector energy management platform, providing an optimized interface for plant commissioning as well as intelligent monitoring and controls required in large-scale PV systems.

Source: Company Press Release