BIG - the new FRONIUS IG 500
The first central inverter with integrated MIX-concept In summer 2005 a new revolutionary inverter will be available on the market: the FRONIUS IG 400 and 500 for systems up to 28 kW. The innovation: up to 15 removable power racks allow a much higher energy yield and makes the installation easier.
In summer 2005 a new revolutionary inverter will be available on the market: the FRONIUS IG 400 and 500 for systems up to 28 kW. The innovation: up to 15 removable power racks allow a much higher energy yield and makes the installation easier.
Up to 15 Plug-In Modules for More Power
The FRONIUS IG 400/500 inverters work with a completely new system configuration. The electricity is not just converted by a single power stack but it is the result of the shared work of the 12 or 15 printed circuit boards – depending on the output class. The reason: it is well known that the energy yield rises in the part-load areas if smaller power stacks are used. Every FRONIUS IG central inverter works thus with several smaller power stacks, according to the MIX-concept. This enables the inverter to deliver maximum power continuousely.
Easy Installation due to Removable Racks
The power stacks of the FRONIUS IG central inverter are easily re-moved like racks (drawers). The only tool required is a screwdriver. There is a noticeable reduction in weight if the plug-in power stacks are taken out. This makes it easy to install.
Moreover, the FRONIUS IG central inverter’s ingenious plug-in system is also suitable for particularly fast and uncomplicated maintenance: for example, if one power stack fails, this does not mean that the entire PV system shuts down, as it is usual with other central inverters. Instead, the remaining racks take over the work of the one that has failed. This is another important advantage of the MIX™ concept.
A partial failure of the inverter only lasts until a replacement rack arrives. This ensures that the system can continue to produce electricity and it keeps energy losses to a minimum level.
Optimum Climate Control due to Innovative Ventilation System
Fronius has found an intelligent solution regarding the optimum climate control: as for industrial plants, fresh cool air is taken from above and transported downwards through the power stacks. The warm discharged air is transported back to the outside by way of a pipe at the top. The room can also be used for other purposes due to the steady temperature. The most important thing is to assure that the in-verter can work under optimum conditions.