28 Jan '14, 10pm

The Switch outdoor inverter commissioned for Indian solar power plant: 1 MW single module PVI 1000 solar inver...

The Switch PVI 1000 solar inverter series features a totally sealed power and controls enclosure section rated IP65/NEMA 4. The inverter panels are installed outdoors on a simple concrete foundation. The inverters have a built-in, totally self-contained cooling system with no need for external cooling water or refrigerant. To that end, it is self-sustained; no site plumbing or external auxiliary power supply is required. Mr. Ravi R S, director of SJ Renewables -- which is both the developer and the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor for this plant --said the primary reason for choosing The Switch PVI 1000 is because it is an outdoor solution and requires no additional buildings with its integrated cooling system. "We also expect low maintenance costs and very reliable operations," he added. While conceding India is a "challenging market," C. Sundar,...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/36662/the-switch...

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