29 August 2012
Kaco New Energy, a large solar inverter manufacturer with more than 5 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) inverters in the field, today announced the availability of solar PV inverters with Ampt Mode to reduce the cost of commercial and utility-scale PV systems when deployed with direct current (DC) optimisers from Ampt. Kaco’s inverters in Ampt Mode operate at up to 80% higher output power and dissipate less power per kilowatt (kW) than the same inverter in a normal mode.
Kaco will showcase its new inverter offering at Solar Power International 2012 on 10-13 September at the Orange County Convention Centre (booth 1557) in Orlando, Florida (US). At the event, Ampt will join Kaco in a panel discussion titled “Optimisers versus Micro inverters” at the booth.
The 10kW, 30kW and 550kW XP Series inverters are designed to operate in both normal and Ampt Mode settings. When set in Ampt Mode and deployed with Ampt’s DC optimisers, system owners save up to 40% or more on balance-of-system (BOS) electrical components and labour. They also benefit from higher lifetime energy production by having maximum power-point tracking (MPPT) on each PV module.