The world's leading photovoltaic inverter brands have announced the market launch of inverters compatible with the 210 Ultra-High Power Modules. Mass production of the inverters is due to begin in March 2021, and the price is expected to remain at a level compatible with that of other types of inverters.
The full launch of inverters that support 210 modules underlines the environmental and technological interdependency of 210 Ultra-High Power Modules and the 600W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance, both of which were initiated by Trina Solar, a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider. The new inverters advance the application of 210 ultra-high power module products on the system side.
On Jan 29 Huawei Digital Technology (Suzhou) Co Ltd said that it would mass-produce inverter models: SUN2000-196KTL-H3 for Chinese market at the end of March 2021 and SUN2000-215KTL-H3 for other global markets at the end of May 2021. Both models will increase the maximum current per MPPT to 100A, to be compatible with the high current characteristics of 210 modules and further reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of photovoltaic power plants.
On Feb 3 Sineng Electric Co Ltd said a new string inverter (model SP-250K-H) had been launched that will be compatible with the 210 modules and will be on the market in March.
On February 5 Sungrow Power Supply Co Ltd said that centralized inverters (model SG3125HV) and string inverters (domestic model SG225HX; international model SG250HX) now in supply are fully compatible with 210 Ultra-High Power Modules.
SMA said that all central inverters and 2 types of String inverters SHP 150 & STP 110 now in supply and fully compatible with 210 ultra-hig power modules.
GoodWe, Ginlong, Kstar and other inverter makers have also announced the availability of inverters compatible with the 210 Ultra-High Power Modules of that can support them, and say they plan to launch new high-current inverters.
All this brings new vitality to the entire photovoltaic industry. A year ago Trina Solar released its first 210 modules, signaling a new era in the entire photovoltaic industry. While pushing for advances in module technology and increasing power, supporting products such as inverters and tracking systems have also been fully upgraded to fit into the 600W+ era.
Centralized inverters and a string inverter have both passed market testing. The compatibility of the 210 inverters and modules could result in more value in the application process. Specifically, low-voltage, high-current modules can realize a longer string, thereby reducing the number of strings and the cost of PV DC cables, lowering LCOE, highlighting the power generation gain and cost advantages of high-power modules.
In June 2020 industry-leading silicon wafers, batteries, modules, inverters, tracker systems, materials, EPC, design institutes, professional research institutions and owners jointly established the 600W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance. The upstream and downstream collaboration mechanism of the industrial chain was thus formed, with more than 66 members.
As an important link in the photovoltaic industry chain, inverters and tracker systems have entered the 210 era, leading to more seamless collaboration, suggesting a more mature 210 industry chain and PV ecological system.