SMA teams with Wilson Transformer Company on Australian inverter solution
German inverter company SMA has teamed up with Melbourne-based Wilson Transformer Company (WTC) to develop an inverter solution for Australian utility projects.
SMA claims their new central inverter and transformer solution, the Power Skid, will reduce lead, installation, and commissioning times. The Power Skid will be assembled in Wodonga, Victoria, creating local jobs as well as cutting transport and assembly costs for Australian utility projects.
“Fabricated in Australia, this turnkey solution utilizes local Australian manufactured transformers from WTC,” said Boris Wolff, SMA Executive VP Business Unit Utility in a statement. “The local integration makes compliance with relevant Australian requirements simpler and significantly reduces the lead time.”
The Power Skid brings together the medium and low voltage (MV & LV) switchgear, transformers, and the PV inverters onto a galvanized base – rather than being fully containerized. Incorporating the Sunny Central inverter from SMA, the Power Skid is available in 2500 and 2750 kVA, for either 1000 or 1500V architectures.
Source: PV Magazine Australia
Photo (for illustrative purposes): Power Skid Australia/ SMA Australia/ Press release image