The new Solarmax P Series string inverters manufactured by Swiss company
Sputnik Engineering has been introduced to the Australian market.
SolarMax P series string inverters are designed for roof mount installation
on single family homes and multiple dwellings. Comprising of SolarMax 2000P,
3000P, 4000P, 4600P and 5000P inverters, the P Series is optimised to deliver
maximum energy efficiencies of up to 98 percent using a highly efficient HERIC
topology, making them an optimum solution for solar installations of up to 5kW.
Derek Durham, Region Manager East & Australia of SolarMax explains
that the SolarMax P Series offers a significantly higher energy yield and the
dual tracker functionality will cater to the different installation conditions in
homes across Australia. SolarMax’s P-Battery upgrade, soon to be made available
in Australia, will allow owners to reduce their reliance on the grid by
accessing energy stored in their batteries.
Optimised for solar generation
SolarMax’s 4000P, 4600P and 5000P inverters feature two Maximum Power
Point (MPP) trackers that can be operated in dual as well as single tracker
modes. The dual tracker allows PV installations to maximise yield from
rooftops. The P Series enables installers to utilise the entire roof surface
area for power generation and achieve maximum yield. Yield losses from partial
shading can also be minimised with the use of dual trackers.
Passive cooling = High
SolarMax P inverters are cooled passively with the heat generated during
their operation dissipated vertically by means of natural convection. The absence
of external fans increases the reliability of the units and provides the added
advantage of lower noise during operation.
Simple connection concept for
Since the terminal area is integrated into each inverter, installers can
save on time and material costs. The large cross-sections in each connection
allow installers to bridge the inverters over longer distances with lower power
Performance monitoring over the
Owners can monitor the performance of their PV installation by simply
connecting the system to any commercially available internet routers using an
Ethernet interface. MaxView, a web and app-based application allows owners to
monitor the yields of their PV installation from any location without the need
for an additional external data logger. The MaxView app is available for all
iOS and Android mobile devices at no additional cost and is compatible with the
P Series as well as all future SolarMax string inverters.
Power Factor Adjustment
SolarMax inverters can also be configured using MaxTalk software, which allows
the control parameters of the inverters to be manually adjusted, enabling the
power factor of the units to be modified in accordance with the requirements
now being applied in some locations.
Battery Ready inverters
All SolarMax P series inverters are Battery Ready and may be upgraded at
a later stage with the addition of the P-Battery upgrade kit enabling owners to
incorporate storage systems without the need to replace the inverter itself.
Export limitation and increased
SolarMax has upgraded its string inverters for self-consumption
optimisation with a new I/O module version and device software. The optional
feature will allow owners to connect external energy counters using an S0
interface to intelligently control any switchable electrical loads in a
household, monitor their energy consumption or reduce exported energy to within
the limits increasingly being imposed in some locations.
SolarMax P series string inverters are available immediately through
authorised SolarMax distributors and retailers. The standard five-year warranty
provided on all SolarMax string inverters can be optionally extended by up to
SolarMax string inverters are fully certified for use in Australia and
New Zealand and accredited by the Clean Energy Council (CEC).