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Hoymiles supplies largest microinverter project in South Africa
--By John Parnell May 17, 2018 12:02 PM BST
Chinese manufacturer Hoymiles has supplied the largest project in South Africa to depend on microinverters.
The 158kW rooftop system, on a commercial building in Johannesburg, uses the company’s MI-600 inverters with module level maximum power point tracking and monitoring.
"I was delighted to be able to work with Hoymiles on the Johannesburg project, which is the largest of its kind in South Africa so far,” said Ari Salkow, group head of PV solar at Ellies, Hoymiles’ local distributor. “In the future, we will continue our close cooperation with Hoymiles to develop ways to help users safely build and operate higher-yielding PV power stations. What we and Hoymiles have achieved here represents an excellent start in the South African market," added Salkow.
Ellies also assisted with the system design. Hoymiles said the project could now be expanded to 200kW.
Source: Hoymiles' HQ.
According to the manufacturer, microinverters are gaining traction in South Africa because of a focus on the levelized cost of electricity for any given install rather than a capex-dominated procurement process.
The project is dwarfed by the 3.6MW installation that Hoymiles supplied in China, which it claimed to be the largest in the country.
Solar project featuring 3.6MW of microinverters completed in China
--By John Parnell Jan 11, 2018 7:02 PM GMT
One of the world’s largest PV systems using module-level power electronics (MLPE) has been completed in China.
Microinverter manufacturer Hoymiles confirmed completion of the 3.6MW system in Fujian, China, which it claims to be the country's largest such project.
Hoymiles installed 6,000 of its MI-600 microinverters, 150 data transfer units and 20 AC junction across two rooftops totalling 30,000 square metres.
The company has also been accredited by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Hoymiles acquired a Witnessed Manufacturer’s Testing Certificate at the end of 2017, which allows it to test products in its own laboratory, under third-party supervision, in order to certify its products to CSA standards. Hoymiles claimed that this will streamline its supply chain process and add further rigour to its quality control.
Hoymiles claims it to be the country's largest project using microinverters. Source: Hoymiles.