ABB celebrates 1GW solar inverter supply at the SOLAREX Exhibition

2017-05-04 - At the 10th International Solar Energy and Technologies Exhibition, which took place on April 6 – 8, 2017 in Istanbul, ABB introduced its 1500V DC solutions to clients

ABB celebrated its support of the solar sector in Turkey with its strong team, partners, broad service network, repair shop and fully-equipped training classes at Solarex 2017.

ABB started working on the development of photovoltaic solar energy sector in Turkey in 2012 and to this day, investors have preferred ABB’s solar inverters for the installations of 1 GW photovoltaic solar power plants in Turkey.

“ABB’s success has been largely due to its focus on the development of true engineering solutions with high-technology manufactured products built on the accumulation of 125 years of service,” said Haluk Özgün, ABB Turkey Solar Product Marketing Manager. “We are trusted by our clients with our strong customer focused approach, our solid service organization and attention to training.”

Among the highlights of the exhibition was the launch of ABB’s new-generation inverter technology, PVS980 2MW in Turkey, which operates at voltage levels of 1500V DC. In addition ABB can provide electrical protection and control throughout the plant for the first time in Turkey.

With their increased power level and low maintenance requirement, the new-generation 1500V PVS980 inverters developed for large-scale solar power plants (SPP) are making a difference. Thanks to these qualities, the PVS980 is taking an important role in the development of solar power plants with less system cost and more efficiency. In addition to this, ABB is providing packages including DC junction boxes, inverter kiosk, solar transformer and MV cells that might be needed at the site by its clients for central inverters. These solutions are offered to solar energy projects with the full backing of an experienced multidiscipline ABB project management team each with expertise in their field.

The UNO DM solar inverters were also exhibited. These are designed for usage in small-scale solar energy systems, satisfying the needs of residential/rooftop solar system clients with their features of integrated wireless communication and plug-and-play support. In addition the REACT inverters, also on display, are helping clients reach increased levels of self-consumption and self-sufficiency with their energy storage feature. With their load managing and zero-injection functionality, both inverters can be adjusted to minimize interaction with the grid (e.g. no feed back to the grid at all). This enables a self-sufficient system without loading the grid, which reduces power management for grid operators. New display feature of TRIO-50/60 launched at Solarex exhibition. Moreover, TRIO-60 which is the increased level of power of TRIO-50 was presented to customers.

Another product exhibited at the ABB stand was the CMS circuit monitoring system. The efficiency of the photovoltaic system depends on both the performance of solar radiation and correct operation of all system parts. As the system expands, the detection/prevention of errors or malfunctions gets harder. With the usage of CMS circuit monitoring systems in photovoltaic installations, the generation in each string is constantly measured and the obtained data can be compared with other strings.

Other products exhibited at the ABB stands were the OTDC and Tmax PV switch disconnectors, which can be used in string and inverter panels for photovoltaic installations for the purposes of insulation and switching. With models that can be used in the range of 16A-1600A and up to 1500V DC of operating voltage, the OTDC series presents the ideal solution for photovoltaic installations with reliable position indication, connection of one or more circuits, contact engagement independent of the operating speed, connection independent of polarity and a wide range of equipment options. Also, with models that can be used up to 1600A and 1500V DC of operating voltage, the Tmax PV provides a much simpler and more reliable usage with its new terminal design in addition to its compact sizes and remote turning on/off feature.

Visitors to the ABB stand were also shown the CM-UFD grid feed monitoring relay, which is used to disconnect the photovoltaic system when the voltage exceeds determined threshold values. Innovative grid monitoring solutions reduce possible losses by providing safe and efficient operation for photovoltaic installations.

Other connection solutions exhibited at the stand were SNK terminal blocks fit for usage in solar installations thanks to its high-voltage resistance, PV connectors in 100 percent compliance with the connection equipment currently used in ABB inverters and DBL distribution blocks adapted to solar inverter installations with a nominal voltage of 1500V DC.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125 -year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees.


For more information please contact:

Hande Akcil
Marketing & Communications Manager
Electrification Products Division
Phone:+90 216 5282200