FREMONT, Calif., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta, a leading provider of power and thermal management solutions, today announces the unveiling of its M80U Photovoltaic (PV) inverter, the first wall mount 80kW string inverter in the world. The M80U is a grid-tied, 3-phase and transformerless inverter that converts direct current (DC) output from a photovoltaic system into a utility frequency alternating current (AC) with industry-leading efficiency of 98.8 percent, allowing it to be seamlessly used by the electric grid and within buildings. Designed with simple installation and energy performance in mind, the M80U expands Delta' best-in-class transformerless solar inverter technology to address the growing needs of commercial facilities and utility operators.
"We're extremely excited to welcome the M80U product to Delta's line of solar inverter products for the North America market," said M.S. Huang, President of Delta Americas. "Solar energy is one of the greatest resources available in our quest for a more sustainable future. It is our vision that the innovative design, diverse features and high efficiency of the M80U will make it even easier for businesses and utilities to expand their renewable energy development."
As a 2-stage inverter, the M80U has a wide input operation range spanning from a 200 to 1000 volts direct current (Vdc). In accordance with Delta's mission of "to provide innovative, clean, energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow," its latest solar inverter incorporates exciting and advanced features that will deliver maximum efficiency over a much wider power range than transformer-based inverters. Leveraging Delta's industry-leading switching power technologies, the M80U provides superior performance with a peak efficiency of 98.8 percent and a California Energy Commission (CEC) efficiency of 98.5 percent.
As with its interior components, the M80U's exterior was developed for versatility in order to account for a widening range of customer needs. The M80U employs a separable structure that meets NEMA 4X Enclosure Standards to protect personnel and prevent degradation or damage from adverse environmental conditions. To make installation as seamless as possible, the ergonomic grip and eye bolts provide an added level of convenience when installing or removing. In order to maximize space, the inverter can be easily mounted on the foothold of the PV panels without the use of a house or container.
The device's all-in-one design integrates 16 strings with fuses protection as well as arc fault detection circuits. It includes built-in DC switches and AC and DC surge protection devices (SPDs). To provide increased flexibility during PV array configuration and maximize yield, the M80U is equipped with 2 maximum power point (MPP) trackers. As a result, the inverter is able to ensure optimal performance even in challenging environments, such as those with uneven grounds.
Product Features of Delta's M80U:
- 80kW Max. Input power
- Excellent performance with max. efficiency 98.8 percent
- Wall mounted installation
- 2 stages inverter with wide input operation range from 200 to 1000 Vdc
- Wider operating temperature range from -13 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit
- 2 MPP (Maximum Power Point) trackers
- 16 strings with fuses protection
- Ergonomics handle design
- Outdoor application with NEMA 4X
- Arc fault detector
- Built-in DC switch
- Built-in AC and DC surge protection devices (SPDs)
- Optional ethernet
For more information on the M80U PV Inverter, visit M80U PV inverter product page
About Delta Americas:
Delta Americas was established 33 years ago and has grown to over one thousand employees in recent years. Delta has offices, R&D centers, manufacturing, distribution and repair centers in multiple locations in the U.S., Mexico, and South America. In the U.S, operations are located in Fremont, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Raleigh, Boston and Detroit to better serve its diverse customer base. Outside the U.S. Delta continues to expand its Americas operations in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Canada.
Delta Americas serves the IT, communications, industrial automation, renewable energy, lighting, power tool, automotive electric vehicle, and other major industries. Products include power electronics, DC brushless fans, visual displays, industrial automation, networking products, electronic components, consumer products, energy efficient and renewable energy products to name a few. The company is always striving to define new ways to improve the energy efficiency of its products through advanced research and product development.
For more information, please visit: www.delta-americas.com
Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in several product segments such as industrial automation, displays, and networking. Its mission statement, "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow," focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and innovative research and development, Delta's business domains include Power Electronics, Energy Management, and Smart Green Life. Delta has 153 sales offices, 60 R&D centers and 38 manufacturing facilities worldwide.
Throughout its history, Delta has received many global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) for 5 consecutive years. In 2014, Delta was ranked by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) at the highest A-level of the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), and is the only company from nearly 2,000 listed companies in Greater China to make the CPLI list.
PAN Communications for Delta Americas
Sean Welch, +1-407-767-0452 ext. 228
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