Growatt’s MAX solar inverter for C&I applications now available worldwide

Growatt MAX inverter

Growatt says its MAX 100-125KTL3-X LV inverter, which debuted last year, is now available to all global markets. Since its launch, the new MAX inverter has accumulated over 500 MW in shipments.

The MAX is designed especially for C&I solar applications and higher power modules, set with a maximum output power of 125 kW.

“That is the highest power for string inverter with multiple MPPTs at 400Vac level,” said Lisa Zhang, Growatt Marketing Director.

Growatt points out that the maximum DC input current of the MAX reaches 32A for each MPPT and 16A for each string, which pairs well with higher power and bifacial modules. Its 10 MPP trackers support the connection of a maximum of 20 strings, which reduces energy loss caused by shadow effect and module mismatch.

The MAX supports up to 150% DC/AC ratio to achieve lower LCOE for PV plants. With its wide MPPT working range from 180V to 1000V, the inverter can start working earlier in the morning and switch off later in the afternoon.

Growatt added more operational safety featured with Type II SPD on DC&AC sides, fuse-free design, integrated DC switch, IP66 protection as well as optional active arcing protection (AFCI) and built-in PID recovery to provide all-round protection for the inverter and even the whole PV system.

“Managing a large number of inverters can be a little tricky, so to make system management smarter and easier, we supplement various monitoring and smart energy management solutions for C&I solar projects,” Lisa Zhang added.

Growatt handles the management of multiple inverters with its Smart Energy Manager, which can also realize export limitation and PF control of the system. The company has developed ShinePhone and ShineServer for end-users to monitor system operation anytime, and an OSS (Online Smart Service) system for installers and distributors to easily access online service, such as online smart IV scan and diagnosis, remote configuration and firmware upgrade, enabling 60% of issues to be solved without site visits, reducing O&M costs.

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