The three-phase transformerless inverters with graded power outputs of 500, 1000, 1500, and 2000 kilowatts achieve an efficiency level of 98.4 percent. The version with two megawatts is the most powerful transformerless device currently on the market. The top efficiency of the new Siemens inverters enables plant operators to realize a high yield when feeding into the medium-voltage grid, for instance in the case of ground-mounted PV systems and systems mounted on large roofs.
The new compact Sinvert PVS central inverters are also available in photovoltaic containers, complete with medium-voltage components. These inverters will be presented for the first time at Intersolar Europe in Munich on Siemens' booth B4.310. The efficiency level, which is 0.2 percent higher than that of comparable products, enables a considerably higher yield to be achieved throughout the operating period of a photovoltaic system. With the master/slave technique it is possible not only to increase plant availability, but also to attain a longer plant service life. Furthermore, the efficiency level is higher than that of a stand-alone system, as the inverters can be switched in and out as required, depending on solar radiation. The efficiency of the solar plant can thus be optimized, particularly in the case of partial-load operation: the plant starts up even at low solar radiation, and reaches very high efficiency levels even in the lower performance range. As the inverter sub-unit with the fewest operating hours is always controlled as the master, this enables the operating time to be evenly distributed between the inverters, which will prolong the service life of the plant.
The new Sinvert PVS inverter series can be easily integrated into Scada systems through standardized communication interfaces. A pixel-graphics display with touch screen enables user-friendly local operation of the inverters and visualization of the performance data. The new devices comply with the medium-voltage guidelines of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries with all requirements including FRT (Fault Ride Through) and active power control.
The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 207,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2009 total sales of approximately €35 billion.The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 39,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009.
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Our brains house extremely complex neuronal circuits, whose detailed structures are still largely unknown. This is especially true for the so-called cerebral cortex of mammals, where among other things vision, thoughts or spatial orientation are being computed. Here the rules by which nerve cells are connected to each other are only partly understood. A team of scientists around Moritz Helmstaedter at the Frankfiurt Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and Helene Schmidt (Humboldt University in Berlin) have now discovered a surprisingly precise nerve cell connectivity pattern in the part of the cerebral cortex that is responsible for orienting the individual animal or human in space.
The researchers report online in Nature (Schmidt et al., 2017. Axonal synapse sorting in medial entorhinal cortex, DOI: 10.1038/nature24005) that synapses in...
Whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators are used to make tiny micro-lasers, sensors, switches, routers and other devices. These tiny structures rely on a...
Using ultrafast flashes of laser and x-ray radiation, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) took snapshots of the briefest electron motion inside a solid material to date. The electron motion lasted only 750 billionths of the billionth of a second before it fainted, setting a new record of human capability to capture ultrafast processes inside solids!
When x-rays shine onto solid materials or large molecules, an electron is pushed away from its original place near the nucleus of the atom, leaving a hole...
For the first time, physicists have successfully imaged spiral magnetic ordering in a multiferroic material. These materials are considered highly promising candidates for future data storage media. The researchers were able to prove their findings using unique quantum sensors that were developed at Basel University and that can analyze electromagnetic fields on the nanometer scale. The results – obtained by scientists from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute, the University of Montpellier and several laboratories from University Paris-Saclay – were recently published in the journal Nature.
Multiferroics are materials that simultaneously react to electric and magnetic fields. These two properties are rarely found together, and their combined...
MBM ScienceBridge GmbH successfully negotiated a license agreement between University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) and the biotech company Tissue Systems Holding GmbH about commercial use of a multi-well tissue plate for automated and reliable tissue engineering & drug testing.
MBM ScienceBridge GmbH successfully negotiated a license agreement between University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) and the biotech company Tissue Systems...
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