International audience meets Swiss quality by SolarMax at ecobuild
An international audience will meet at ecobuild London from March 20-22 to learn about trends and solutions in sustainable design, construction and the building environment. Swiss inverter specialist SolarMax will present its new MT2 string inverters as well as the existing portfolio of solar inverters and system monitoring solutions at booth N3045.
With the SolarMax brand, Sputnik Engineering has been developing, producing, and selling solar inverters for more than 20 years. Today SolarMax is one of the leading manufacturers of grid-connected solar inverters with an international presence all over Europe and China. Additional locations will follow in the coming months. The London branch was opened in 2011 and it seems Swiss quality is well regarded in the United Kingdom. Installations with SolarMax inverters include a five megawatts solar park in Cambridgeshire and one of the largest rooftop systems at Devon Mill in Oldham. Another notable reference is a 200kW installation at the Glastonbury based Worthy Farm of Michael Eavis, one of the Glastonbury festival founders.
“We have been well received in the UK market. Although there is a certain insecurity due to changing announcements of FIT cuts today, profit estimations and successful examples show that solar is still a very profitable investment,” said Daniel Freudiger, General Manager of Sputnik Engineering International AG. “At SolarMax we work with conviction and passion to provide a valuable contribution to the further development in the photovoltaic field – this includes complementing our product range to help customers to optimize their system profitability. Our MT series with three MPP trackers is extremely successful. Nevertheless we have developed new models with only two trackers for installations such as decentralised commercial, industrial or agricultural solar plants with an homogeneous solar generator where a third tracker isn’t absolutely necessary. This way, we can also offer an even more attractive price-performance ratio.”
Based on their high level of efficiency and flexibility, the MT inverter series rates amongst the most effective of SolarMax products and offer efficiencies of up to 98% maximising the yields of any facility. The three-phase devices are equipped with a maximum of two string connections per tracker. This way string fusing should not be a requirement. With a higher input current of 18A per tracker, the new MT2 inverters are particularly advantageous for high efficiency modules. The light and compact design, as well as the easily accessible connections allow for quick and simple installation.
SolarMax products are used all over the world and prove themselves thanks to an uncompromising Swiss quality approach and reliable services. Following the UK launch SolarMax successfully started sales in China in late summer 2011 and most recently opened branches in Greece and Bulgaria.