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Siemens AG is a global powerhouse in the areas of electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technical achievements, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. Around 410,000 employees develop and manufacture products, design and install systems and plants, and offer customized solutions.
With 40 years of experience in the planning, installation and maintenance of photovoltaic power supplies for industrial applications, Siemens is one of the trendsetters in the field of photovoltaic technology and a reliable partner when it comes to offering solutions which make solar energy a key factor for success. The product portfolio ranges from individual components to turnkey systems. In fiscal 2009, Siemens achieved sales of 23 billion euros with the products and solutions of its environmental portfolio. This was an increase of around eleven percent compared to the previous year. This included, for example, the economical SINVERT PV inverters with their add-on components - from plant monitoring to medium-voltage components - for medium and large-sized photovoltaic plants.
PV power plants with SINVERT inverters are verifiably the plants with the highest performance ratio values. With their high level of availability and optimized efficiency, SINVERT inverters provide a reliable basis for operating a photovoltaic plant efficiently throughout its entire life cycle. In short: SINVERT inverters enable the cost-effective infeed of solar irradiation into standard power grids. The registered trademark SINVERT stands for "Siemens" combined with "inverter" and can nowadays be found in the largest PV power plants in the world.
In an endeavor to help their customers to gain competitive advantages and to ensure maximum plant yields, Siemens is continuously driving innovation and implementing it in its business philosophy. It is therefore only to be expected that SIEMENS PV inverters with their peak efficiency of > 98 % are available for a broad market spectrum (commercial and power plants).
SINVERT PVM inverters are available in the range from 10 kW to 20 kW for small to medium-sized plants in the "commercial" market segment. This three-phase inverter series of wall-mounted devices is characterized by its compact design, its robust nature and its long service life. These inverters are suitable for PV plants from 10 kW right up to the megawatt range.
SINVERT PVS inverters from 350 to 2,000 kW are available for medium to large photovoltaic plants in the "power plant" market segment. They can also be supplied as a PV container station including medium-voltage transformers and switchgear. Products from Siemens operate in the world?s largest PV power plants.
The functions and yield of the entire photovoltaic plant can be monitored and visualized in a user-friendly fashion using the SINVERT Webmonitor or SIMATIC WinCC industrial software. Remote real-time monitoring enables faults to be detected immediately; this functionality also enables configuration changes to be made remotely, thus minimizing the service costs for the customer. The software also provides comprehensive verification of all occurrences and measurements, including for example current energy yield or data after the commissioning of the PV plant.
The free of charge SINVERT Select layout software is available for determining the optimum configuration for a PV plant. It calculates all feasible combinations for most of the PV modules available on the market together with Siemens inverters, and provides you with an easy means of analyzing and optimizing these calculated combinations.
In addition to professional hardware and software, the portfolio is rounded off by consultancy, studies and maintenance concepts.