SMA America has announced that the new Sunny Highpower PEAK3 inverter is now available for ordering in North America.
Designed for larger distributed generation and utility-scale projects, the Sunny Highpower PEAK3 incorporates SMA’s latest inverter technology. Using the PEAK3 inverter as a modular building block, customers can benefit from a scalable, cost-effective 1,500 VDC solution for large-scale, ground-mounted solar installations, the company says.
“The utility-scale PV market is evolving and demanding more flexibility and scalability,” says Nick Morbach, executive vice president of SMA’s residential and commercial business unit. “At the same time, our customers are looking for more cost-effective solutions for behind-the-meter distributed generation projects. The Sunny Highpower PEAK3 delivers on both of these needs.”
The Sunny Highpower PEAK3 is available in two models: The 125 kW / 480 VAC version can be used for interconnection to standard behind-the-meter commercial services, and the 150 kW / 600 VAC version offers a cost-effective solution for large projects with dedicated interconnection, the company says.
Sunny Highpower PEAK3 inverters are eligible for the SMA Smart Connected service, which offers monitoring and O&M support. Plant communications with the inverter are supported by the SMA Data Manager, powered by ennexOS, SMA’s energy management platform.
The product will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2019, the company says.