Schneider Electric's solar business has introduced as series of new products for the residential, small commercial and off-grid solar and backup power markets.
The Conext RL inverter is a residential single-phase transformerless solar inverter available in 3 kW, 4 kW and 5 kW power ratings. It features a peak conversion efficiency of 97.5% and is specially designed to maximize yields for a wide range of rooftops of detached houses and multiple dwellings, Schneider says. The Conext RL will be available in May.
Additionally, the company has expanded its Conext TL line of inverters to include 8 kW and 10 kW power levels. The full product portfolio is now available in 8 kW, 10 kW, 15 kW and 20 kW models. These inverters are suitable for commercial buildings, carports and decentralized power plants up to the megawatt range, according to Schneider. They have a peak efficiency greater than 98% with a wide voltage range (350 V to 850 V). The new Conext TL 8 kW and 10 kW will be available in April.
The new Conext Monitor 20, which will be available in May, is a compact remote monitoring and control solution for small PV plants up to 20 kW. It allows system owners to monitor the operating performance of the inverter using a Web portal.
The Conext Designer, available in April, is a PV system design tool that supports installers in optimizing their system designs. The tool allows installers to select Conext range of inverters, a wide variety of panels and roof orientation in order to build designs aimed at maximizing energy harvest, the company says.
The Conext SW inverter/charger, designed for the off-grid solar and backup power marketplace, will be available in 2.5 kW and 4 kW power ratings. It is a pure sine wave inverter/charger system with switchable 50/60 Hz functionality available for both 120/240 VAC or 230 VAC models. It will be available in April.
Finally, operators of SW systems can now remotely monitor yield performance using devices of their choice, such as personal computers, tablet devices or building management systems with the new Conext ComBox, which will be available in June.