Hawaii’s outdated and over-taxed grid infrastructure has gained national attention among solar professionals, bringing one of the fastest-growing solar markets to a grinding halt. Though the grid technology has not gotten better, the rise of smart inverter technology approved with HECO’s latest requirements is bringing solar back to the Aloha State.
Standard Solar, Inc. recently commissioned the largest municipally-hosted PV system in Maryland, powered by two SMA Sunny Central 720CP-US inverters. Located at the wastewater treatment facility in Pocomoke City, the 2.1 MW, ground-mount power plant will provide 2.9 million kWh of energy to reduce the electrical costs faced by the city.
Distributed inverter layouts have proven valuable for many reasons as the skyrocketing popularity of the three-phase string inverter continues its climb. This time, distributed design has found further reasoning for inverters like the Sunny Tripower: energy production with uneven snowmelt across module strings.