In Montalto di Castro there are the innovative photovoltaic systems realized in Grid Parity with SMA inverters. These plants are an important step towards renewable energy production without subsidies.
Orientation towards clean energy production in Italy
Producing clean energy in quantity to compete with traditional sources is one of Montaldo di Castro’s objectives.
The five plants are controlled by Octopus Energy Investments and do not receive any government subsidies. They also signed a two-year contract with Green Trade for the supply of fixed-price energy.
The total power of the plants is 63,086 MWp; are the first project of this dimension in Grid Parity in Italy and is one of the largest in Europe.
Grid Parity photovoltaic plants with SMA inverters
To achieve this, around 197,000 photovoltaic panels and 58 SMA Sunny Central CP-XT outdoor inverters were used. Along with some SMA media outlets.
The maximum efficiency of the inverter reaches 98.7% and is equipped with an Opticool forced ventilation system that allows it to work even under very high temperatures up to 62 ° C.
The photovoltaic field is connected to SMA String Combiner with 32 inputs and the reading of the panels is managed at the inverter level by means of a Monitoring Zone reading system.
This reading system is able to detect string failures only by measuring the reading of the total field current of the field.
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SMA Sunny Boy Storage
Inverter designed for high-voltage batteries for domestic use. Sunny Boy Storage allows economic integration, simple and flexible storage solutions for photovoltaic systems both new and existing.
- 97% efficiency
- WLAN and intuitive web interface
- Compatible with high-voltage lithium-ion batteries
- For new and existing systems
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SMA Sunny Boy Storage 3.7/5.0/6.0
The first battery inverter with a multistring battery connection. Ideal for grid-connected systems.
- Connect up to three high-voltage batteries
- 10-year warranty
- The integrated service package SMA Smart Connected for automated monitoring of battery inverters
- Fully automatic backup function for supplying electricity to the complete home (optional)
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SMA Sunny highpower PEAK1 – 75kW
This innovative solution for large commercial and industrial plants combines the advantages of a modular system layout with the design and technology of centralized inverters. Offering a flexible and efficient system.
The system consists of four components:
1] highly efficient inverters
2] Combine Box
3] Inverter manager
4] Easy commissioning with the LCS commissioning toolSKU: n/a
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SMA Sunny HIGHPOWER PEAK3 – 100/150 kW
Sunny HIGHPOWER PEAK3 compact and lightweight central inverter with high power density.
- High power density: compact size and 150 kW
- Max. yield due to possible DC/AC ratio of up to 150%
- For DC input voltages up to 1500 V
- Available: Sunny Highpower 100-20 / Sunny Highpower 150-20