- The Growatt MAX series 1500V solution delivers substantial energy harvest advantages and combines high power density with lightweight and multiple inputs to streamline installation.
- Growatt global 760+ R&D engineers focus on technology innovations and develop many leading features including digital control and information, high-efficiency energy conversion, security and protection, lithium battery management, and battery soft-switching parallel connection.
- We are committed to driving sustainable and long-term growth and strengthening our market position through continuous technology innovations.
Tell us how has the 2022 business year ended for Growatt?
During the past 2022, Growatt has further strengthened our leading position in the global PV and energy storage market.
Especially in the Indian market, with our “localization” marketing strategy, Growatt continues to lead the distributed PV market in the region by introducing many new products to meet local market needs and expanding our local marketing and technical service teams. The introduction of MAX 100-125KTL3-X LV inverters has helped us make success in capturing the C&I market of India and won an overwhelming response from customers. And we also unveiled the MAX 185-253KTL3-X HV model with advanced features for utility-scale plants. New series residential MOD 3-15KTL3-X inverters have also gained popularity in the Indian solar market for their lightweight and aesthetic look.
Growatt recently launched a new range of C&I inverters. Tell us more about it.
Growatt has won the ‘All Quality Matters’ award for its high power MAX 125KTL3-X LV commercial and industrial (C&I) inverter at TÜV Rheinland’s 2022 solar congress. With the first- rate performance of product reliability, efficiency, power quality, and input and output capability, Growatt’s MAX 125KTL3-X LV model stands out from the rest in the test program. We are honored that our MAX 125KTL3-X LV inverter is recognized by TÜV Rheinland as the best high-power PV inverter of the 100-150kW group for commercial and industrial use.
The 125kW MAX inverter achieves a European efficiency of 98.26% — the highest in the group. Its input and output capabilities surpass the others with an MPPT voltage range from 180V to 1,000V and 1.1 times the rated output power reaching a maximum of 137.5kW, enabling it to work with high power modules and realize higher energy yield for solar investors.
On the aspect of reliability and environmental adaptability, the inverter also achieves the best performance in long-period tests at switching extreme temperatures between-30°C/-22°F and 60°C/ 140°F. Moreover, it delivers a lower total harmonic distortion (THDi) of 1.08%, which is far better than an industry-standard requirement of 3%, making it the top performer in the test program.
Which have been your best-performing products of 2022? What have been their major highlights?
Talking about best performers, Growatt expands its inverter portfolio with a new utility-scale solution with MAX 185-253KTL3-X HV 1500V string inverters for the Indian market. For ground-mounted projects, developers as well as EPC players are dominantly preferring string inverters. The Growatt MAX series 1500V solution delivers substantial energy harvest advantages and combines high power density with lightweight and multiple inputs to streamline installation. With 12 and 15 MPPTS for 250KW and 253KW respectively, the Growatt inverter provides a maximum number of DC inputs which results in overloading of up to 200%. 30A per MPPT input current makes it compatible with 500W+ MONO perc as well as bifacial modules available in the market. 99% maximum efficiency — one of the highest in the market. Per MW provides 60 MPPT which helps in reducing mismatch losses. Growatt MAX inverter features built-in individual string monitoring, which measures all string parameters for finding accurate fault locations. An integrated smart I/V curve scanning feature helps detect 14 kinds of single faults and 3 kinds of complex faults, such as shading, dust shading, diode short-circuit, module number mismatch, module PID effect occurs, no output etc.
Growatt is known for its strong and advanced technology. How are you planning to improve it further this year?
Much more generation power, safer and smarter are the core values of PV inverters, and any technology that could contribute to these values increases would be the leading market. Currently, Growatt global 760+ R&D engineers focus on technology innovations and develop many leading features including digital control and information, high-efficiency energy conversion, security and protection, lithium battery management, and battery soft-switching parallel connection. We are committed to driving sustainable and long-term growth and strengthening our market position through continuous technology innovations.
What is going to be the key focus area for Growatt in 2023 specifically in India?
As a global leader in distributed energy solution providers, India has always been a strategic market for Growatt since its inception. 2022 marked the tenth year of our operation in India, and every year we are increasing our market share exponentially, especially in the residential sector. As Growatt inverters for C&I and utility-scale segments were introduced in India successively, we are very aggressively targeting the C&I and utility-scale market.
Now we have two offices and a more robust local service team, providing more efficient customer services, and we are trying to come up with 3rd service center in North India by the end of this year. Looking ahead, we aim to enable homes and businesses across this country to benefit from sustainable energy.