Princeton Power Systems Develops a 2MW Inverter for the Department Of Energy

November 26, 2012
By media@PPS

The 2MW system is designed to reduce installation costs

PRINCETON, N.J. (November 26, 2012) –Princeton Power Systems announces the development of a 2MW inverter for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Incubator program.  The newly designed six-port inverter reduces the overall cost of solar installations and balance of systems components to help the DOE achieve its goal of a $1.00/watt total installed cost of solar.

Two DC ports were added to the inverter to make it a six DC port 2MW inverter, designed to contribute to the SunShot’s initiative to reduce solar energy system costs in order to increase widespread adoption of renewable energy technology. The use of six DC ports creates an advantage over other systems as it eliminates the need for multiple inverters and transformers, thus meeting the goal to reduce installation and wiring costs.

“Typically a system of this size would require several different parts such as multiple inverters, separate transformers, and disconnects,” said Executive Vice President, Darren Hammell. “What we have managed to develop is an inverter that incorporates energy storage capabilities with an integrated high-frequency transformer, merging the power and capability of six inverters into one enclosure,” he adds.

In addition to having six ports, the 2MW inverter offers direct 13.8kV grid connection without the use of a 60Hz isolation transformer. A small and efficient high-frequency transformer is integrated directly into the box, taking the place of a bulky step-up transformer as an addition to the system. The inverter incorporates energy storage capabilities with an integrated high-frequency nano-crystaline transformer for a consistent power flow.

The development of the 2MW smart inverter leverages platform technologies in the recently released Demand Response Inverter product line, designed specifically to integrate smart inverter features and functions with advanced batteries in distributed generation applications.

For additional information please contact:
Amanda Scaccianoce
P: 609.955.5390 ext. 113

2 Responses to Princeton Power Systems Develops a 2MW Inverter for the Department Of Energy

  1. Naresh Mansukhani on November 29, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I would like to introduce ACME as a major developer of Solar farms in India having executed 15MW utility scale project and a 25 MW utility scale project under construction in India.

    I would request you to kindly send us more details for your new 2MW Inverter with Datasheet, approvals, suitability for a 50HZ 11KV Indian Grid and price points.

    After understanding the product better, we can take this forward.

    Best regards,

    Naresh Mansukhani

  2. David M Brockes on December 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Good Day Amanda,

    Can you give me an idea of what the pricing structure looks like for your new 2MW Inverter system and what components you are (or may be) considering for the DOE goals of $1/Watt basis? Obviously Panels, Racking, Wire materials, step ups and labor is all being considered in this so just wondering if you can tell me where (and perhaps what products specifically) are being considered thus far?
    Just looking at doing a budget for potential development of project so any feedback you can provide is appreciated.
    Thank you much and have a great day.
    Dave B

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