Fronius and BYD secure first place in PV home storage system inspection
The study calculates overall efficiency using the System Performance Index, or SPI. Two different reference cases were used for the assessment: One reference system combined a 10 kWp PV system with heat pump and electric car and assumes an average annual household consumption of 5,010 kWh/a. The second, more streamlined reference case analysed the SPI for a 5 kWp PV system with the same annual household consumption as in the 10 kWp scenario.
In the 10 kWp category, the combination of the Fronius GEN24 10.0 Plus hybrid inverter and the BYD Battery Box H11.5 performed extremely well and achieved a never before seen SPI value of 94%. It was the only combination in energy efficiency class A to secure first place and left the other systems trailing by a country mile. This duo also achieved excellent results in the 5 kWp class, scoring 92.3% - close behind the winner in second place. These two systems were the only ones to achieve energy efficiency class A in this category.
Maximum conversion efficiency
The Fronius BYD combination demonstrated outstanding values in the energy conversion paths examined. These values illustrate the conversion efficiency of the PV energy produced to loads, to batteries, from the battery to loads or from the grid to the battery. Here, the hybrid inverter GEN24 Plus skilfully plays on one of its strengths, integrated Multi Flow Technology. This not only enables simultaneous energy flows in all directions, but also the AC and DC coupling of the battery storage system. In the test, the Fronius Symo GEN24 Plus inverter achieved the highest efficiency for all energy flows in comparison with the other systems.
Fronius GEN 24 Plus compatible with new BYD Battery-Box Premium
The new GEN24 Plus hybrid inverter will be available from September 20201 as both a three-phase Symo GEN24 Plus with power categories from 6 to 10 kW and in 2021 as a single-phase Primo GEN24 Plus from 3 to 6 kW. It is a uniquely versatile all-in-one solution for comprehensive solar self-sufficiency and ensures maximum independence with integrated grid back-up options. When submitted for the Energy Storage Inspection 2020, it was tested again in combination with the BYD Battery-Box H11.5, available at the time. As of market availability, the GEN24 Plus is only compatible with the new, improved BYD Battery Box Premium HVS and HVM.
More about the study: www.stromspeicher-inspektion.de
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