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Benefits and advantages for photovoltaic

ABB portfolio for photovoltaic applications focus on delivering continuous operation, higher reliability and return on investment

Reduced costs and resources

Challenge/trend

Hidden costs are typically neglected, but they significantly impact any business.

ABB answer

Simplified bidding and negotiation costs with one single supplier thanks to ABB’s complete sun-to-socket offering can save up to 50% in time.

Energy efficiency

Challenge/trend

The demand for lower solar energy cost and higher efficiency have pushed higher voltages and more energy efficient equipment:
800V AC:
14% savings in transformer copper windings
1500V DC:
35% savings on arrays in parallel
33% savings on array components

ABB answer

ABB’s complete offering helps increase the “Electrical Balance of System” efficiency related to power losses by up to 35%, allowing more power to be delivered to the consumer.

Reliable in extreme conditions

Challenge/trend

Solar plants are commonly located in high temperature environments or at high altitudes, requiring equipment that can work properly under harsh conditions: up to 70°C or 5000 m altitude.

ABB answer

ABB’s complete offering helps increase the “Electrical Balance of System” efficiency related to power losses by up to 35%, allowing more power to be delivered to the consumer.

Continuous operation 

Challenge/trend

Keeping priority loads running during an utility outage is crucial for business continuity.

ABB answer

ABB’s power manager capabilities allow continuous operation of critical loads when an outage happens in the utility side and renewables are present.

Global availability

Challenge/trend

Having the ability to streamline operations and serve multiple markets are survival factors in such a competitive market.
ABB answer

ABB’s multi-listed (eg.: IEC/UL/CCC and more) products and systems allow customers to export one  single design virtually anywhere in the world.

Speed up your projects

Challenge/trend

An optimized manufacturing operation can provide that extra advantage needed to secure projects.

ABB answer

ABB’s factory accessorized products and easy-to-install accessories save up to 15% in installation and commissioning time.