Orders totaling 40 megawatts (MW) were already booked at the end of the second quarter, says the company, mainly for Germany, the Czech Republic and Italy, but also for Belgium and France. Certification for Italian grid operator ENEL has also been achieved. This means PV 250 will soon be included in the ENEL listing.
The energy conversion efficiency testing was conducted at eight different power levels, nine DC voltage levels and for two module technologies: thin film and crystalline technology, which are both used in solar farms. MPPT testing, performed by ISE according to the same European EN 50530 standard, yielded a Maximum Power Point (MPP) efficiency grade of 99.99 percent. ISE also reported that the PV.250 inverter, launched in last September, successfully complied with EN 50530 dynamic requirements.
Testing was conducted by Fraunhofer ISE, the largest solar energy research institute in Europe, and by Bureau Veritas, an international group specialized in the inspection, analysis, audit, and certification of products, infrastructure and management systems according to regulatory or voluntary standards.
Designed for power plants generating from one to several hundred megawatts, the AEG Power Solutions Protect PV.250 inverter was developed and is manufactured in Warstein-Belecke, Germany.
One of the first Protect PV.250 installed is part of the equipment of the solar farm of the city of Hungen in Germany, explained the company. The performance of the solar park is considerably higher than what the forecast and the efficiency study calculated. We are very satisfied, technical manager Thomas Weichmann commented.