Products Focus on Residential, Commercial and Off-grid Solar and Battery Backup Market
Dubai-UAE: 19 May, 2013 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has reiterated its commitment to the solar industry with the launch of a complete range of off-grid solar and backup power products for residential and small commercial spaces.
Turhan Turhangil, Middle East Zone President, Schneider Electric, said: “Solar power is witnessing a strong demand in the region. The recent inauguration of Shams 1 solar power plant and Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park demonstrates the region's commitment to investing in solar power. In our role as leaders in energy management, we will continue to accelerate our investment to bring best-in-class products to the market in line with the diverse needs of different sectors of the economy.”
New solutions for residential, small commercial, carports and decentralized PV plants:
Conext RL inverter – The Conext RL is a flexible and efficient residential single-phase transformer-less solar inverter available in 3, 4 and 5 kW power ratings. The Conext RL offers industry leading peak conversion efficiency of 97.5 percent and is specially designed to maximize yields for a wide range of rooftops of detached houses and multiple dwellings. The Conext RL will be available in May 2013.
Conext TL inverter – Schneider Electric has expanded the popular Conext TL line of inverters to include 8 and 10kW power levels – the full product portfolio is now available in 8, 10, 15 and 20 kW models. The Conext TL transformer-less grid-tie solar inverter is the ideal solution for commercial buildings, carports and decentralized power plants up to the MW range. It has peak efficiency greater than 98 per cent with a wide voltage range (350 - 850 V) to maximize the return on investment. The new Conext TL 8 and 10kW will be available in April 2013.
Conext Monitor 20 – The Conext Monitor 20 is a compact and simple remote monitoring and control solution for small PV plants up to 20 kW. The easy to configure Conext Monitor 20 allows PV plant owners to monitor the operating performance of the inverter using a web portal regardless of the location. The Conext Monitor 20 will be available in May 2013.
Conext Designer – The Conext Designer is a PV system design tool that supports installers in optimizing their system designs. The tool allows installers to select Conext range of inverters, wide variety of panels and roof orientation in order to build designs aimed at maximizing energy harvest. The Conext Designer will be available in April 2013.
New solutions for off-grid solar and backup power:
Conext SW inverter/charger – The Conext SW inverter/charger delivers new value and improved price points to the off-grid solar and backup power marketplace in 2013. The Conext SW inverter/charger is available in 2.5 and 4 kW power ratings, and a pure sine wave, inverter/charger system with switchable 50/60 Hz functionality available for both 120/240 VAC or 230 VAC models. The Conext SW will be available in April 2013.
Conext ComBox communication device – Operators of Conext XW and SW systems can now remotely monitor yield performance using devices of their choice, such as personal computers, tablet devices, or building management systems with the new Conext ComBox. Installers can change the settings of Conext devices during commissioning and react to 24/7 to system alerts remotely. A Modbus interface links Conext devices with sophisticated third party software packages and building management systems. Conext ComBox is compatible with Xanbus protocol devices. The Conext ComBox will be available in June 2013.
Conext XW inverter/charger – Adaptable and scalable, the Conext XW inverter/charger is the one solution for global grid-interactive and off-grid, residential and commercial, solar and backup power applications. A market leader for off-grid solar and backup power in the United States, Schneider Electric is launching the Conext XW in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Conext XW inverter/charger in 4, 4.5 and 6 kW power ratings has been available on order since the beginning of the year.
With more than 30 years of active presence, a well-established sales and marketing network and logistics facilities, strong local partnerships and outstanding references, Schneider Electric continues to serve the Gulf economies through providing complete solutions for all its power and control needs. Schneider Electric offers bankable photovoltaic solutions for any size installation.