Sungrow enters Australian utility and commercial solar market
Sungrow Power, a global inverter supplier for renewables, has announced it is shipping nine new products from its utility- and large-scale commercial range into Australia, making it the largest combined product launch in the company’s history.
Not only will this triple the size of its product portfolio in Australia, but it is also expected to increase competition. For commercial projects, the company will compete against SMA, Fronius and ABB, and it will go up against SMA, Ingeteam and Schneider for utility projects.
Sungrow suggested it has a competitive edge, as the expansion has given it access to every market in Australia for both solar and batteries, and it is the only manufacturer that offers both utility-scale string and central inverters.
“This is a landmark announcement for Sungrow here in Australia,” said Benson Jiao, Managing Director of Sungrow Australia. “Our entry into commercial and utility solar is a strategic decision to provide these markets with greater choice and value over the life of these investments. We believe Sungrow’s strong record of quality and reliability will be well received in these markets as it has been in residential.”
In March, it expanded its presence in the Australian residential market with its PowCube Residential Energy Storage System (ESS) and Next Generation Crystal Inverter series.
The new products in the utility category are the 3.4 MW utility inverter and transformer, which boasts a maximum inverter efficiency of 99%, and the 125 kW HV virtual central inverter, which features DC 1500 V. The other products being launched include: NextGen 5, 10, 15 and 20 kW three-phase string inverters; 75 kW energy storage inverter; and NextGen 6 kW and 8 kW dual MPPT string inverters.
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