Ampt releases String Optimizer power converter to optimize large scale PV systems

By: InnovatioNews Thursday July 10, 2014 0 comments Tags: Ampt, Fort Collins, Levent Gun, MPPT, String Optimizer


FORT COLLINS - Ampt LLC announced the release of its new String Optimizer, a DC power converter with multiple maximum power point tracking (MPPT) and output voltage and current limits to optimize system design and maximize performance of large-scale photovoltaic systems.

Ampt String Optimizers are deployed in large-scale PV systems to lower cost and increase performance. The system has twice the number of modules per string and higher resolution MPP tracking than conventional systems without Ampt.

Ampt said more modules per string decreases the number of combiners by 50 percent and reduces the amount of cabling, which results in significant electrical balance-of-system savings.

"Our String Optimizer lowers the total cost of the largest PV systems," said Levent Gun, Ampt CEO. "It not only optimizes on cost, but it also distributes the MPPT so you get more energy out of the system.

"This is a significant advancement for PV system design and a step closer to grid parity."

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