ABB introduces new PVS980 high power 1500 VDC outdoor inverter for multi-megawatt PV plants

2015-06-09 - ABB continues to expand its extensive solar inverter portfolio through the introduction of the new outdoor central inverter, PVS980, providing the customer with the next generation of central inverter in a cost effective package.

Following the success of the PVS800 central inverter series, ABB has released the new low maintenance, high power outdoor central inverter, PVS980. Overall system costs are driven down by the increased DC input voltage up to 1500 VDC and a high high power rating of up to 2000 kVA to provide an even more attractive solution for investors and plant owners alike. The inverter also includes the standard grid support features of PVS series inverters such as active and reactive power control including night time reactive power support. ABB has developed this inverter with a global mindset to ensure the inverter supports a wide range of local utility requirements through adjustable grid support features.

One of the key features of the PVS980 is the self-contained cooling system. Based on development from the ABB ACS800-38 low-harmonic drive innovative cooling system, the PVS980 uses phase transition and thermosiphon technology to avoid external air entering the critical compartments of the inverter. With an IP65 rating, the high efficiency inverter can operate from below freezing to extreme heat in 100% humidity without jeopardizing functionality. With the simplicity of air cooling and with the power density of a liquid cooled inverter, ABB is able to provide a low maintenance and easy to commission design as there are no fillable liquids, pumps, valves, inhibitors or leaks. The low maintenance components capable of withstanding some of the harshest environments throughout the world make this high power PVS980 inverter is ideal for any outdoor utility scale PV plant.

To help meet bankability requirements and secure the highest return on investment, ABB supports its customers with a dedicated global service network providing a complete range of life cycle services in more than 60 countries.

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New PVS980 high power central inverter

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