ABB unveils self-commissioning residential inverters

The new UNO-DM single-phase inverter combines proven technology and smart grid capabilities in a compact, lightweight package

Phoenix – September 15, 2016 – ABB announces the new residential product line that dramatically simplifies installation complexity via a self-commissioning routine that removes the manual configuration process and results in lowered installation time and costs.

The UNO-DM single-phase string inverter family ranges from 3.3 to 6 kW. The product dramatically simplifies installation complexity via a self- commissioning routine that removes the manual configuration process and results in lowered installation time and costs.

The integrated web server enables easy, wireless access to advanced settings via a smartphone, tablet or PC. Upon setup, the inverter’s wireless connectivity begins the self- commissioning process. The UNO-DM also enables for smart grid capabilities such as dynamic feed-in control, which manages the energy fed into the grid, and uses SunSpec-compatible open communication protocols to ensure compliance with future grid codes and maintain off-the-shelf interoperability with other devices in the system.

“Evolving grid requirements have increased the need for self-updating, smart inverters that can adapt to the new requirements via over-the-air (OTA) software updates,” explains ABB’s Product Manager PG Solar, Sagar Khare “This improves the product’s effective lifespan, and greatly eases the installation, operational and maintenance burden on the system installer.”

This evolution of the inverter represents ABB‘s latest step towards the Internet of Things, Services and People (IoTSP) with all service software embedded within the inverter and wirelessly accessible using any smart device or PC. This allows cost-effective and advanced monitoring, control and maintenance.

The UNO-DM also sports a new streamlined physical design, improving device reliability through reduced component count, and contributes to a lighter and smaller inverter than its predecessors. The inverter features a dual maximum power point tracker (2 MPPT).

Since ABB introduced the first generation of single-phase residential inverters 10 years ago, over 700,000 units have been installed in more than 40 countries, representing more than 7 billion hours of power accumulated in the field. The new UNO-DM range represents the best of this proven technology, updated for modern smart grid needs.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.

For more information please contact:

Gretchen Dobosz
MarCom Manager North America
480-643-1720
Gretchen.Dobosz@us.abb.com

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