Technology Leader SMA
sets Standards with new 1,500 V Technology
Future-oriented 1,500 Volt technology enables remarkable system cost reductions in large PV power plants.
“Next generation of PV system technology”
“The most immediate opportunity that we see for utility-scale PV system cost reduction is the installation of 1,500 Vdc systems. Higher-voltage systems enable longer strings, which allow for fewer combiner boxes, less wiring and trenching, and therefore less labor. According to our research, installing 1,500 VDC systems in place of now-standard 1,000 VDC can lower costs by as much as $0.05 per watt.” (...)
From: article on the web platform Greentechsolar (May 2015)