The Global Specialist in Energy Management
From its creation in 1836 as a producer of iron and steel, Schneider Electric has evolved to become a global leader in energy management. Along the way, we have contributed to the transformation of industries with an innovative, international and responsible mindset. Today, with operations in over 100 countries and more than 130,000 employees, the company’s mission is to help people make the most of their energy.
Schneider Electric offers a PV Box, a prewired equipment package for large PV power plants and large commercial rooftop solar installations. The PV Box is a complete solution for electrical distribution, security, monitoring and control, available from one vendor. A PV Box includes solar inverters (ranging from 100 to 680 kW), DC combiner boxes, step-up transformers and a medium voltage switchgear housed in a prefabricated building to allow quick field wiring from both the solar arrays and the utility grid connection point. Other items can be added to the package including climate controls, security equipment, monitoring equipment and power metering, with operation and maintenance offerings also available.
Through its operation and maintenance services, Schneider Electric is able to guarantee the availability of its installation to the operator, leveraging both preventive maintenance to anticipate problems and monitoring equipment installed at critical locations in the system. The monitoring devices provide a variety of data on the array’s operation – the status of the photovoltaic modules and inverters, module yield, fault reporting and alarms – and enable Schneider Electric to respond in real time to correct malfunctions and resume operations as fast as possible.
With this turnkey solution, customers can significantly reduce total electrical installation costs and project cycle time, offering customers a reliable and complete solution from a bankable company with over 100 years of experience designing electrical distribution and control systems.