Solar Power Inverter
Solar Power Inverter
Thycon increasingly serves the demanding inverter needs of the renewable energy sector, most notably, that of the solar power industry, with its dedicated range of power inverters for solar farms.
Thycon aims to provide institutional owners of solar power plant s with optimal yields and seamless supply to the public grid with maximized profitability thanks to its low-loss solar inverter, maximal power-point tracking and peak power support (grid energy storage peak lopping inverter).
Whereas many inverter manufacturers rely on the conventional voltage source inverter (VSI) for transforming the PV panel’s DC output to AC power for the grid, the Thycon Solar Power Inverter (SPI) uses its patented current-source technology (CSI).
VSIs need to operate at a DC voltage high enough to drive power into the AC grid, which in low-sunshine is not always possible. To overcome this, VSIs use an additional converter or “boost chopper” to raise the PV output to a suitable level, thus necessitating at least two conversion stages, which is not required with the current source systems; eliminating one power conversion stage reduces losses and increases reliability.
Thycon’s world-leading Static Flywheel Technology provides an efficient and robust Inverter power solution. Our system approach highlights high fault current clearing capacity, efficiency, reliability and low mean time to repair. Combining our proprietary technology with the high efficiency switching means of our converters ensures very low harmonic voltage distortion, current distortion and power loss.
Power Factor Control
For enhanced grid stability, the Thycon Solar Inverter can supply leading or lagging power.
Used in combination with a Grid Energy Storage System Peak Lopping Inverter (PLI), power demands which exceed the available solar power, can be met from an energy storage system to support the grid in riding-through a potential voltage sag, thus stiffening the network and maintaining the solar array’s connected to the grid and instantly available once the peak has passed. This (optional) technology also allows the solar farm to operate seamlessly during short cloud-cover conditions, avoiding the crash starting of stand-by generators for transient “PV dips”.