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ABB to introduce new integrated solar power generation plant controller
[September 30, 2012]

ABB to introduce new integrated solar power generation plant controller

Sep 30, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- ABB, a power and automation technology company, has announced that it will introduce the fully integrated solar power generation plant controller and smart grid interface as part of its Concentrated Photovoltaic, or CPV, system.

With its full range of power equipment and controls, EPC and support services, ABB's complete sun-to-grid CPV solution now offers utilities higher levels of control for next-generation grid management.

"Our CPV system advances the state of the art in the solar industry for smart grid. It provides all of the communication and control needed for today's most advanced smart grid capabilities," said Bob Stojanovic, ABB director of Solar Power Solutions, North America. "In addition, because it is fully integrated, it provides capabilities not currently available for any other solar plant, providing the next level of intelligence for the grid." ABB provides a complete, fully integrated, intelligent CPV system with a single point of connection for sophisticated plant management. Operators can now control voltage, frequency, real power, reactive power, power factor, and ramp-up rate of generation to maximize reliability and efficiency on the network.


In addition, operators will have visibility down to the component level of the plant to optimize performance and O&M costs. This includes monitoring of UPSs, low and medium voltage switchgear, security equipment and transformer signals, and the ability to make operating adjustments. The controller also interacts with the energy meter, transformer, and weather station. Because the system is fully integrated, real-time and historic performance data are available for every module, tracker, and motor for the extensive plant monitoring, reporting, analysis, and control in the solar industry.

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