ABB provides inverter solutions for pioneering solar project in Israel

18,000 households to be powered by 36 ABB ULTRA-1400 solar inverters

 55 MW plant in western Negev

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is playing an important role in one of Israel’s largest and most prestigious solar projects. The 55 MW plant in western Negev was planned and funded by Enlight Renewable Energy. In total, 36 ABB ULTRA-1400 inverters were used in this project which is bringing clean energy to 18,000 households in Israel.

“The ULTRA inverter demonstrates once again its remarkable suitability for installations in demanding environments such as desert conditions, which is why it is the product of choice for a growing number of project developers from around the world.” said Paolo Casini, Vice President Marketing Product Group Solar of ABB’s Power Conversion business unit. “The Negev project is an excellent example of the kind of harsh conditions our inverters are working under– and extremely well at that.”

One of the key criteria used in the selection of the ULTRA inverter was its four independent Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) input channels which provide maximum flexibility and energy harvesting across a broad range of operating conditions, including the use in combination with single axis solar trackers under the extreme heat of Negev. Moreover, the inverter requires reduced wiring requirements due to its dedicated AC and DC compartments. The internal modularity of the ULTRA facilitates its serviceability while the passive liquid cooling extends the maintenance periods, making it ideal for the conditions of the Israeli desert.

The ULTRA is one of ABB’s flagship inverter products. The product range consists of three power configurations 700 kW, 1050 kW, and 1400 kW. ULTRA inverters are recognized around the world for their performance, reliability, flexibility and efficiency of 98.5 percent, which makes them ideal for large-scale and demanding solar power installations. To learn more about ABB’s solar inverters, please visit www.abb.com/solarinverters.

ABB provides the most comprehensive portfolio of products, systems, solutions and services along the solar PV value chain that enable the generation, transmission and distribution of solar power for grid-connected and microgrid applications. ABB’s offering includes inverters, low-voltage products, monitoring and control systems, grid connection, stabilization and integration products, as well as complete electrical balance of plant solutions. ABB also offers a wide range of support and maintenance services, including remote operations and diagnostics, helping ensure solar installations deliver optimal performance.

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ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.


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