Solar photovoltaics

Inverters for PV and energy storage solutions

Use of renewable energy sources is growing at a tremendous pace. A once static power generation landscape of large, central power plants is transitioning into a flexible, intelligent, and increasingly renewable distributed system. When it comes to state-of-the-art power grids, Siemens offers innovative solutions and comprehensive experience across the entire range of technology for solar photovoltaic systems.

Photovoltaic skids

  • Cost efficient design (easier transport than a containerized solution)
  • Open outdoor elements for efficient cooling and maximized cost reduction
  • Comprehensive “plug-and-play” solution for quick installation and commissioning
  • Highest power density for utility-scale PV plants

Full electrical balance of plant solutions

Distribution transformers are key assets at the first and the last step of power grids. With the rise of decentralized generated power they are now also responsible for the infeed of energy into power grids.

Vector® series group-operated medium-voltage switches

Siemens medium-voltage air-break disconnect switches are designed for superior performance in three-phase loadbreak switching. 

The Smart Distribution Recloser (SDR) 3AD is a flexible outdoor vacuum switching device – pole or structure-mounted - that can trip and reclose up to nine times in case of a temporary line fault, thus avoiding longer network interruptions. The SDR offers reliable operation even in toughest climate conditions, like solar power plants.

Siemens switchboards design has been aimed at improving layout convenience, reducing installation costs and minimizing the impact and cost of system changes. In addition, our environmentally friendly panelbaord designs also simplify wiring and reduce material requirements, saving additional installation time. 

Solar Investment Tax Credit

The Solar ITC Tax Credit, currently at 26% in 2020, is a great opportunity to optimize the finaincials of both distributed and utility scale solar projects. Siemens has extensive experience with ITC Safe Harbor agreements using multiple different options, including inverters, skids and other Balance of Plant equipment. Here are just a few of Siemens ITC capabilities:

  • 100% success rate in meeting ITC requirements on multiple projects
  • Safe Harbor equipment can include inverters, portions of skids and full skids
  • Siemens has 300MW of capacity left for 2020
  • No Executive Order risk
  • Silicon Carbide Tech = Best temperature de-rating characteristics

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Trending in a new direction virtual series

Photovoltaics: Streamlining solar

More and more solar farms are being designed and developed with emerging innovative technology to enable a cleaner future. With its acquisition of Kaco and integration of WSTech solutions, Siemens is pairing its world class electrical equipment with cutting edge string and central inverter technology. Join our panel of technology leaders in solar, storage and electrical equipment to learn more about how we are pushing the boundaries on power conversion technology and balance of system integration in our "Trending in a New Direction" virtual series. In addition, learn about opportunities to streamline your Utility Scale or Distributed Generation portfolios with Siemens solution for your solar system design and grid connection.

September 23, 2020 - 1:00 P.M. EDT to 2:00 P.M. EDT

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