Original Press Release
High-Efficiency IDS Solar Inverter Technology Unveiled in North America
Press release date: June 27, 2011
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- High-efficiency SOLO series solar inverters, proven in hundreds of photovoltaic solar installations in Europe, are being unveiled by Woodward IDS for the first time in the United States at the Intersolar North America exhibition and conference in San Francisco, July 12-14.
Woodward IDS' line of SOLO inverters are designed to maximize the power output from a solar array based on advanced current switching, liquid cooling, and maximum-power-point tracker (MPPT) technologies. SOLO inverters are available in output ratings of 100 kW, 250 kW, 500 kW, and now 1000 kW using the company's exclusive D-Booster technology. All models are available for indoor (IP54) or outdoor (IP55) installation.
All components and control algorithms have proven high efficiency, reliability, and stability under demanding conditions. Extended temperature range (from -25 degrees C to +55 degrees C) and high-altitude (up to 3500 m above sea level) configurations are available.
SOLO inverters feature a local color touch screen interface that provides a configurable display of electric power production, built-in diagnostic functions, and a data-logger readout of important data. Internet access and 24-hour monitoring of SOLO inverter operation is also available.
The SOLO inverters will be presented at the Woodward IDS (Integral Drive Systems) booth, number 7041, at the Intersolar event at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, July 12-14.
Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of energy control and optimization solutions used in global infrastructure equipment. We serve the aerospace and defense, power generation and distribution, and transportation markets. The company's innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more cost-effective equipment. Woodward is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., USA. Visit our website at www.woodward.com.
Woodward IDS is the newest member of Woodward, following Woodward's acquisition of Integral Drive Systems AG earlier this year. Woodward IDS is a leader in innovative power electronic systems predominantly in utility scale wind turbines and photovoltaic plants. Additionally, the company offers key products in power distribution, marine propulsion systems and specialized solutions. Besides wind turbines and photovoltaic plants, its products are used in offshore oil and gas platforms, energy storage and distribution systems and a variety of industrial applications. Woodward IDS is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and also has operations in Bulgaria and China. Visit our website at www.ids.ch.