Ampner follows in the
footsteps of the country’s electronic engineering innovation tradition and put
together their capabilities for a total rethink of how a string inverter for
solar power generation plants should and could be designed.
A perfect manifestation of these competencies is the design of Ampner
ACE™ series of string inverters with the highest rated power in the world
today, over 300 kW.
While many other manufacturers improve their existing designs
incrementally, Ampner took the entire concept of a string inverter back to the
drawing board. The result is what we see today – an extremely robust device
with a small footprint and light weight yet achieving industry-leading
efficiency and reliability. The first of the series, ACE 300 PV, delivers
unchanged performance in extreme temperatures (-40°C to +60°C, -40°F to
+140°F), and it withstands humidity, dust and salt spray for use in all climate
conditions from coastal regions to mountains and deserts.
“Its high power density both in terms of kW per volume and kW per
weight, combined with its extreme rated power, makes the ACE 300 PV cost-effective
to store, handle, transport, install and operate,” says Ampner CEO, Mika
Jantunen. “This translates into minimized downtime, lower Levelized Cost of
Energy and higher lifetime profitability.”
The ACE 300 PV units are manufactured at Ampner’s own facilities using a
state-of-the-art, easily scalable manufacturing concept. To complement
innovative design with uncompromising reliability, only tried and tested,
widely used components are utilized. This avoids teething problems that often
emerge in heavy-duty production use of novelty technologies.
Ampner’s subsidiary, Testcom®, has designed tester systems and delivered
versatile power electronics testing facilities and consultation to world
leading customers for more than 15 years. The same rigorous standards are
applied to every ACE inverter before it leaves the factory. Because they
operate under the same roof, Ampner’s R&D, power system application,
manufacturing, assembly and testing functions have complete synergy.
Ampner will introduce the Ampner ACE™ series and the ACE 300 PV at the
Solar Power International 2019 exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, in