We have done this

a million times

One million is just the beginning

Good design does not just mean designing something that looks good – it also needs to work perfectly.

That is why in 2013 we asked ourselves:

Why not use the same mounting system for all of our inverters? Could we create a mounting system that allows the installer to mount and connect the inverter faster than ever?

We got to work straight away and developed a new, lightweight mounting bracket for all models in a series, from 1.5 to 27.0 kW, that could be installed using standard tools without any difficulty. After mounting and connecting the mounting bracket, the inverter is simply swung in, securing the device in a compact and straightforward manner.  

And so the SnapINverter was born.

FOLLOW THREE GOLDEN SNAPINVERTERS ON THEIR TRAVELS

Six years later, we are now celebrating a significant milestone: 

The one-millionth SnapINverter has rolled off the Fronius production line in Sattledt. To mark this prestigious occasion, we are sending three golden inverters to Germany, Australia and Brazil.

Keep an eye on our travel blog to follow the journeys of the three golden inverters and find out what exciting stops they make during their travels.

From Austria into the world - The journey of the SnapINverter

Germany

Part 2: Crossing the border

The golden inverter is now in the care of our forwarding partner and continues its journey as part of a bulk shipment. Thanks to the speedy service of the freight company, time flies by for the golden Fronius Symo on its way to Suben, not far from the city of Passau in Lower Bavaria. The lorry crosses the River Inn and the golden inverter has now officially left Austria and entered its new homeland. However, there is a still a long way to go – 2.5 hours later, the inverter reaches a depot in Mintraching, close to the city of Regensburg on the Danube.

GOLDEN FACT #1

Did you know that...

... in a year, one million SnapINverters generate enough energy to supply 2.4 million households with electricity for a whole 12 months? This means that all the Fronius SnapINverters that have already been manufactured have the capacity to supply the whole of Berlin with renewable energy – without producing any CO2 emissions whatsoever.

Germany

Part 1: Leaving Sattledt

The time has come: the first golden inverter has left the Fronius plant in Sattledt (Upper Austria) and is on its way to Germany. The energy needed to manufacture the inverter was, of course, generated by the PV system on the roof of the factory. The golden Fronius Symo has barely had time to adjust when, 31 km later, it reaches Hörsching and is loaded into a new vehicle. Our forwarding partner will take over the journey from here.

Snapinverter - a genius concept

Mounting a SnapINverter is impressively easy: all the connections are integrated in a lightweight anodised aluminium mounting bracket. The inverter, which contains all the power electronics, must simply be placed in the mounting bracket and then swivelled into position. The entire installation process is quick and easy to complete using standard tools. It’s even possible to mount the inverter on a pillar. In addition, Fronius SnapINverters boast a compact and lightweight design, which facilitates installation.

FAST, EASY AND SAFE INSTALLATION IS POSSIBLE.

With a model range from 1.5 to 27.0 kW, Fronius SnapINverters can be used anywhere, from a family home to a large-scale industrial system. For every planning scenario there’s a suitable inverter model that offers maximum flexibility in system design.
The intelligent design of the Fronius SnapINverters runs through the entire model range. A single training course, covering installation and first-time use, is sufficient in order to be able to effortlessly install and commission all models in the SnapINverter generation. The benefits of this are lower costs, quicker delivery of projects and the corresponding improvements in efficiency and productivity.

With the SnapINverter generation, we have created a new level of service quality. Easily accessible data communication interfaces enable external components to be connected and updates to be performed using a USB flash drive, without any installation work and even while the device is running. Should servicing be required, thanks to the proven PC board replacement process combined with the SnapINverter mounting technology, our Fronius Service Partners guarantee to resolve any issues during the first service contact. This ensures maximum yield dependability with minimum expenditure of time and money.

COMPLETE FUNCTIONALITY AND FAST SUPPORT IS POSSIBLE.

Not only is the mounting of Fronius SnapINverters child’s play, so is their operation. All models have an integrated communication package with WLAN, a web server and Datalogger as standard. Using our Fronius Solar.web online portal users can conveniently and extensively monitor and control the output of their photovoltaic system. The Fronius Solar.web App also lets them access all their system data at any time, even when out and about. This provides maximum transparency and helps you to make the best use of your self-generated solar energy.

SIMPLE OPERATION AS STANDARD IS POSSIBLE.

Fulfilling uncompromisingly high demands in day-to-day operation is the yardstick against which we measure ourselves. The result is the unrivalled high dependability of all photovoltaic systems fitted with Fronius inverters when it comes to future-proof functionality – over the system’s entire service life. All Fronius inverters have free slots and can therefore be retrofitted with additional functions using hardware upgrades many years after they are first put into service. Thanks to their open interfaces, Fronius devices can be connected to third-party systems at any time. For example, a meter can be connected for dynamic feed-in control, additional energy management functions can be added or devices can be integrated into home automation systems. This ensures optimum functionality, not only today, but also in the years to come.

SnapINverter in Numbers

1000000
SnapINverter = 12 GWh/year
300000
SnapINverters in Australia
190
countries with registered SnapINverters in Solar.web

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