German inverter manufacturer KACO new energy GmbH presents the blueplanet 60.0 TL3, the successor model to the popular blueplanet 50.0 TL3. The housing dimensions and connection technology as well as the efficient topology of the predecessor have remained the same, but the output of the new inverter has been increased by 20 percent. This results in economic advantages for the construction of commercial and industrial PV plants as well as ground-mounted solar parks: The plants can be designed with fewer inverters, which reduces the transport volume, and they can be installed, wired and connected more quickly.
Increased energy yield for quick return on investment
The blueplanet 60.0 TL3 has an overload capacity of 50 percent on the DC side. This allows more solar modules to be connected to the inverters. The available space for the module field can thus be optimally utilized. During operation, this means that the system produces a higher energy yield even with very high solar irradiation. Furthermore, power losses due to long cable runs can be compensated for by the overloading, return on investment and yield are quickly achieved.
The blueplanet 60.0 TL3 is designed for high DC currents up to 190 amps. It is therefore the right inverter for high-performance modules, whose larger cells and dimensions entail higher currents. The result is a further increase in the energy yield of PV systems.
"When we launched the blueplanet 50.0 TL3 in 2016, we struck a nerve with its attractive price-performance ratio. In the meantime, it has been installed in projects with around three gigawatts of power worldwide. With the blueplanet 60.0 TL3, we are now delivering reliable technology and exceptional flexibility at an even lower price per watt. It is another milestone in providing companies with a sustainable and CO2-neutral energy supply at low investment costs," says Nedret Ünlü, Head of Sales at KACO new energy.
Equipped for safety and flexibility
Several variants of the inverter ensure maximum system safety: the XL version is equipped with DC surge protection type 1+2, one of the most comprehensive concepts for lightning and surge protection available on the market; the M version has pre-installed sockets which allow for the DC and AC surge arresters to be retrofitted and replaced on site at any time. Nedret Ünlü adds, "The blueplanet 60.0 TL3 is the chameleon among inverters, adapting to new conditions via software updates and retrofittable equipment, even during operation."
KACO new energy also offers the matching peripheral equipment for the blueplanet 60.0 TL3. The inverter has integrated section switches that are addressed by the Powador-protect control unit: This eliminates the need for external solutions for grid and plant protection. The use of customized DC combiners enables resource-optimized cabling.
About KACO new energy:
KACO new energy, a subsidiary of Siemens AG, is headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of inverters for grid-feed solar power. The product line-up recommends itself for the full power spectrum from PV systems for single-family homes and commercial and industrial enterprises to solar parks producing megawatts of electricity. Since 1999, KACO new energy has supplied inverters with a cumulative power output of more than 16 gigawatts. In addition to grid-tied string inverters, the product range also includes hybrid and battery inverters for energy storage, accessories for grid management and operations and maintenance services. KACO new energy is the first company in the photovoltaic industry to achieve CO2-neutral production. In 2014, KACO new energy celebrated the 100th birthday of the original parent company which, at the end of the 1930s, was one of first ever inverter manufacturers. More at https://kaco-newenergy.com/