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THE ANSWER
IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Reliable and efficient
The right solution for your needs
Nidec ASI offers a complete range of solutions for high power grid-connected PV plants.
Our Answer Drives GS inverter had different configurations including: centralized and
multipower versions
and turnkey stations.
We also provide all of the support technology including:
> String boxes and subfield cabinets
> Transformers
> Substations with medium voltage cells
> Monitoring System
> Weather stations
Our solutions have been designed to obtain the greatest quantity of power from your PV
plant enabling fast return on investments and ensuring extended MTBF periods for long
lasting operation over the years.

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950Vdc 1100V 337V The Answer Drives GS derives from our experience in inverter manufacture for heavy industry. 6 7 .400Vdc 800V 125V PV7 320 . This is achieved using a high level of standardization: Nidec ASI offers its customers 2 versions of inverters (depending on point of delivery).800Vdc 1000V 330V PV9 540 .630Vdc 800V 202V PV8 430 . We believe that only the best can be expected from an industry leader: our best is supplying a solution that guarantees the highest level of flexibility in response to the specific demands of your system whilst ensuring the longevity of our inverters. which has been used in numerous installations all over the world owing to its reliability and efficiency. The Answer Drives GS base module is. our inverters have been designed with a careful choice of components to ensure the highest levels of performance during the life cycle of your system. Our experience in applications requiring AFE (Active Front End) solutions has enabled us to develop a product particularly suited for the power production industry that works with onsite distribution of electricity into the grid and commercial PV systems.ANSWER DRIVES GS Class >> Standardization and longevity: the roots of flexibility << Voltage range Maximum voltage Output voltage MPPT CC (UDC max) AC (Uac) Threefase PV5 200 .760Vdc 880V 270V PV8 (opzione) 528 . In addition. each available in 4 classes depending on the voltage range of the PV system. actually. our Answer Drives 3000 inverter.

Utilities M Version Medium voltage Medium voltage PVxM Version Filter EMC INVERTER 15/20KV CEI-016 Clean Power Filter FIilter EMC GRID 15/20KV 50Hz * * Insulation control 8 TRS Control Modbus 9 .Versions Each class of Answer Drives GS inverters is available in two versions depending on the application and the voltage of the grid to be supplied with power from the inverter. Net metering L Version Low voltage 400V Filter EMC INVERTER DK Low voltage PVxL Version Clean Power Filter FIilter EMC GRID 400V 50Hz * TRS * Insulation control Control Modbus The transformer is mounted inside of the panel only for the lowest power outputs.

ANSWER DRIVES GS MULTIPOWER >> Maximum performance. has been configured with independent conversion units to allow customizations of the PV system in order to optimize the performance during irregular insolation of the panels. ...for a greater energy production << The Multipower version. particularly suited for roof mounted PV arrays. > Keeping loss of power in a faulty module to a minimum > Greater production in case of partial shading of the PV array > Reduction in maintenance costs owing to a unique spares kit for the installed converters > Each module is equipped with its own MPPT to maximize the power produced > Configuration of modules based on the system size and the number of panels used > Module synchronization to reduce electromagnetic emissions > DC end load circuit breaker and AC end breaker switch for each inverter module for the purpose of enabling localized intervention whilst keeping the rest of the system in operation Current [A] 840 630 420 210 Rated power [kW] 101 10 202 303 404 11 ...

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multiple stations with star configuration and multiple stations with ring configuration. >> The Plug&Play solution << > Easy to install > Does not require any additional structures > Requires just the connection of the PV System and the MV distribution grid The flexibility of the Answer Drives GS station enables the best configuration for every type of system. including wired equipment and cooling system (available in two versions: either air or water-cooled). This is an economic turnkey solution. 14 15 . The station is factory tested before delivery and is ready to hook up on site to the PV system and then to the distribution grid. Availability: single station.ANSWER DRIVES GS STATION The Answer Drives GS station by Nidec ASI is an integrated PV power plant for the supply of medium voltage power to the distribution grid produced by large PV systems or solar parks.

the transformer for auxiliary power supply. There are also service cabinets. that open outwards and anti-panic handles. the UTF [fiscal counter] meters that measure the electricity produced and the supervision system that monitors all system data from a remote location. equipped with an automatic general DC switch. The LV equipment room includes the Answer Drives GS converter system with “MIRO” function for conversion system optimization even with low insolation levels. The MV/LV transformer room contains an MV/LV transformer with one or two secondaries and induced-draft cooling towers. 17 . The input line room contains the MV input line panel. air conditioners. 4 2 6 5 4 3 1 5 6 3 16 Safety doors: each enclosure is equipped with doors with locks. for the safekeeping of the various components. The IP54 rating guarantees the installation in any environmental conditions. the UPS and an optional night time power factor correction bank.1 The enclosure with a painted and insulated carbon steel structure and raised false flooring ensures long-lasting durability (over 25 years). The transformer room a safety lock included. 2 The insulation of the walls and the roof provides high thermal insulation from the environment. The doors have tamper-proof hinges. protection relay and relative auxiliaries.

compared to regular ventilator fans. Air-cooling uses industrial air conditioners with a “Free Cooling” function. > Pure Free Cooling: with low external air temperature the conditioner acts like a normal ventilation system with external air exchange. capacitors.>> Cooling System: efficiency optimisation << Proper operational temperature increases the service life of components (IGBTs. An integrated water/water cooling control unit is available upon request for combined heat and power systems. The compressor is turned off. the compressor comes on as required by the temperature. The free coolers. boards. Nidec ASI has also certified Answer Drive GS for use with water-cooling. Full power application occurs only when outside temperatures are very high. function. by modulating the use of the compressor.) and therefore the reliability of the system and the efficiency of the inverters during the hottest periods. compared to the air-cooled version. To ensure the continuos operation. > Assisted Free Cooling: with relatively low external air temperature the free cooling operates yet if it is not low enough to keep the internal temperature at the required value. > Cooling: the compressor is running. The system acts like a regular air conditioner. This cooling method improves dissipation. the overall cooling power for the enclosure is oversized: the system operates even if one of the air conditioners is out of service. is smaller and easier to maintain (there are no filters to change and no liquids to top up). being potential causes of electronic equipment malfunction. The water-cooled enclosure. The “Free Cooling”. etc. maintaining the power components (IGBTs) at a constant temperature. 18 19 . ensures reduced power consumption for enclosure cooling. eliminate dust and reduce the level of humidity in the air.

The graph illustrates the increased efficiency obtainable with the “MIRO” function. In fact. The “MIRO” function with a Master-Slave rotation system balances the operation time of all units over the long term. the “MIRO” enables the conversion units to be activated/deactivated according to the power to be supplied with the objective of maintaining active only the units necessary for conversion of the electricity coming from the PV array. reducing wear and downtimes and prolonging the inverter's life cycle. Thanks to the modularity of our approach. in particular under conditions of partial insolation of the array and/or under poor weather conditions. the active conversion units will work within their most efficient operational range.“MIRO” FUNCTION The “MIRO” function significantly increases the efficiency of the system. the conversion efficiency may be optimized by activating just the minimum number of units required for the supply of the power coming from the PV strings in large systems. “MIRO” Function 100 >> Performance Optimization: the objective of the "MIRO" function << ● ● Mirox1 Mirox2 Mirox3 Mirox4 ● ● Eta 99 98 ● ● 97 ● 96 ● 95 ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 94 93 ● 92 91 90 20 Load 5 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 21 . >> Aim for efficiency << In this manner.

ARTICS SMART ENERGY ARTICS Smart Energy is the control platform by Nidec ASI for the intelligent management of low/medium voltage micro-networks capable of integrating traditional residential and industrial loads with the production of renewable energy managing variability without compromising the quality of service. The mode of operation known as “grid-connected” (the micro-network is connected to the distribution grid at a single connection point) and “island” (the micro-network is disconnected from the main grid) not only require their own independent monitoring and control system. >> Control at your fingertips << To be used within a micro-network. managing the active and reactive power produced depending on the load requirements > maintain service even in the presence of strong network disturbances > be equipped with a communications system suitable both for the transfer of the data required for network control to a higher-level control system in order to receive the proper commands 22 23 . but also a power supply system created with smart devices. they must: > not produce EM interference that interfere with the network. especially when there are many inverters connected > contribute to the frequency and voltage stability of the network. above all the inverters that input the power to the grid. the inverters shall satisfy the following prerequisites.

This function contributes to the stabilization of the grid frequency. variable from 0 to 100%. ∆P% Grid support by way of reactive power To keep the mains voltage constant. value set by way of serial.31 0 Vrete -0. in case of a voltage drop. The maximum amount. is defined by the utility provider and is transmitted to the inverter by way of serial port. set by way of a parameter. Pnom Frete [Hz] The active power may be increased again only if the frequency value returns below the parameter. > The parameter that establishes the reactive power variation caused by a grid voltage variation during operation with active power at a nominal level.484 to +0. The power gradient is set with a parameter. The tanΦ. 24 25 . Q [%] 0 Vrete ARTICS Smart Energy responds to the requisites set by MV directives and by the BDEW directive. Active power regulation according to the frequency The inverter automatically reduces the active power input in the event of an increase in frequency over the established value by a parameter with a ΔP% / Hz gradient of the power available.9. Some utility providers require the reference value to be set at tanΦ. for reactive power.31 0 * The reactive power value required must be taken into consideration when sizing the inverters. Q [%] +0.Nidec ASI has made its inverters smart by including advanced functions necessary for their application within the ARTICS Smart Energy active energy management platform.9 to +0. and when vice versa it is capacitive. is the control set out to ensure grid stability in case of sudden drops in voltage. a) Fixed value for reactive power*. The system includes the following features: Power limitation in conformity with the law EEG §6 on renewable energy and grid safety management To avoid short term overloads on the grid it is possible to P establish the maximum amount of power the inverter will Pn input into the grid by setting a parameter. reactive power input must not be greater than the input before the fault. The utility provider defines the fixed value. > The parameter that sets the minimum time that the voltage variation must last to require that the correspondent reactive power variation be activated. After recovery from a malfunction. is defined with a parameter in the -0. causing a reactive power variation. inverters provide inductive or capacitive reactive power to the grid. Reactive power input into the grid must also contribute to its support. b) Setpoint variable of reactive power according to the grid voltage Vgrid The input of reactive power according to the network voltage is used to compensate the slow voltage variations at the point of connection of the power plant to the grid. If the reactive power is positive then it is of the inductive type. This type of control is often indicated as Fault Ride Through. the reactive power variation is implemented after a time that may be set. Three variations may occur: Dynamic voltage control (FRT) The dynamic network support. Reactive power is managed according to three parameters: > The parameter that defines the minimum voltage variation required. Power plants that sustain the grid must. avoid unintentional disconnection so as not to cause a collapse of the grid.484 range corresponding to cosΦ = -0.

ADLog remote control ADLog is an operator terminal with data logging functions enabling the acquisition of data. ADLog has been designed to control medium and large sized PV power plants. results analysis and diagnostics of connected devices. plus 4 programmable function keys > System monitoring with alarm conditions from inverters or string control boards > Control of external devices and analogue/digital sensors > Local connection to the system network by way of Ethernet 10/1 000 Mbps port > Remote connection via GSM/GPRS for plant data transmission to the remote control system > E-mail and SMS message transmission > Internal Web Server. Nidec ASI provides two levels of control depending on the size and complexity of the system. HTML pages navigable from a PC with an Internet browser for plant operational data and on the status of the inverters 26 27 . maximizing return on investment.CONTROL AND MONITORING Control of your PV plant is essential to ensure the maintenance of the highest possible level of power production efficiency over the years. >> ADLog remote control << Features > Acquisition of data using analogue sensors > Connection of the PV system inverters and of the string boxes to the grid > Digital/analogue output control for alarm signals or external device management > The number of inputs/outputs and communications ports satisfies the requirements of the systems > Multidrop (RS485) control with data gathering on the production status of each inverter > Multidrop (RS485) local string connection boxes control. with acquisition of the process variables (voltage and current) and operational status > Display of system information with a large LCD graphic display > Navigation and accessibility to data with a 12-button keyboard.

equipped with “secondary standard" insolation sensors enable calculation of performance indexes with the highest possible precision. The string boxes. read the current of each string. The weather station. A network analyser also assesses the AC output integrity for each individual inverter. 28 29 .>> Smart Control for large systems << The Smart Control is based on a PLC system with a PC The PLCs are capable of acquiring and checking all available information from the field whilst the PC ensures all of the data management and processing functions including reporting. connected by way of Modbus RTU to the PLCs. The GSE meters for each inverter (for point of delivery) and for auxiliaries bypass point enabling an exact and detailed calculation of production. The system is equipped with two supervision servers.

with daily. monthly and yearly aggregation > Logging of significant field signals every 15 minutes > Field signals reporting at any time interval > Export of log data into Excel format spread sheets > Display of the line status at all levels > Calculation of the performance indexes pursuant to the IEC 61724 standard E Sail. > Supervisor management and configuration of all of the system's string boxes > Extended alarm management > Network diagnostics > Possible weather station readings > E-mail transmission of alarms E T.LOSS E STAND Other Functions > Synchronization of all devices using the NTP server > External weather station data acquisition > Remote access using dedicated software > Remote automation system maintenance (PC and PLC) with possibility of software updating 12000 10000 [o] 8000 90 6000 81 4000 63 72 54 2000 0 -2000 45 36 0 0.LOSS Recalculation E M.LOSS E AC PC > Continuity of logging owing to the hot redundancy between 2 machines > Logging calculated on a 15-minute frequency base.Smart Control performs the following functions: PLC > System automation management (alarms.) > Acquisition of string box data > Acquisition of inverter data > Acquisition of the data from the different system safety features > Acquisition of MV areas data > System auxiliary management > Performance of media and integration operations for production of log data to be archived > Calculation of the real time PR (Performance Ratio) and at time intervals > Calculation of the annual PR > Internal use of the PVSYST software models for the formation of the PR.LOSS E G.LOSS E DC E W.2 0.LOSS E S. commands.2 27 18 9 05:00:00 19:02:2011 30 08:45:45 19:02:2011 12:31:31 19:02:2011 16:17:16 19:02:2011 20:03:02 19:02:2011 31 .8 1.6 0. etc.0 1.4 0.

s.760Vdc (520 .950Vdc PV voltage range* UDC Maximum DC voltage UDC. the AC ouput voltage can be increased in the ratio. 20 keys Low voltage EU Directive EMC 2006/95/EC EMC Harmonized technical standard: CENELEC EN 60439-1 Harmonized technical standard: CENELEC EN 50178 Conformity EU Directive EMC 2004/1 08/EC Legislative Decree no. max 3000 m) Relative humidity < 95% (non condensing) Earthing kit Optional (on negative or positive pole) User interface Back lit graphic display.630Vdc 430 . 3 led. The output power and the inverter efficiency will be increased by the same ratio. 32 33 . 194/07 Connection to the grid MV: CEI 016.800Vdc option) 540 .TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS >> General Technical Specifications << Series 7 8 9 320 . max 740Vdc 820Vdc 1050Vdc Nominal AC output voltage UAC 202Vac 270Vac 330Vac DC voltage ripple UPP Surge protection Output voltage < 3% PV end integrated. max 810Vdc 880Vdc (1000Vdc option) 1100Vdc Maximum operational DC voltage UDC. (> 1000 m reduced by 1% for each 100 m.l.99 @Pac Auxiliary power supply Protection degree 3 x 400Vac +N. optional on grid end UDC Type of Utility 270Vca/15-20kVca (330Vca/15-20kVca option) IT Grid Grid frequency Hz 50/60 AC current distortion THDIca < 3% Power factor cosφ > 0. 230V 1f from UPS EN 60529 IP54 Operating temperature -10 ~+40 °C (> 40 °C reduced by 1% per °C max 50 °C) Altitude Up to 1000 m a. LV: CEI 021 (in progress) REAL DECRETO RD 1663/2000 (Spain) * Note: If the minimum PV voltage is greater.

8% 97.21% 97.04% 97.46% 97.41% 97.05% 97.41% 98.06% 97.21% 97.17% 97.04% 97.83% 97.58% 97. Other powers upon request.62% 97.22% Efficiency of the inverter and Clean Power filter measured without control losses.44% 98.97% 98.45% 98.23% 97.05% 97. INVERTER SVGT045GEP SVGT053GEP SVGT066GEP SVGT086GEP SVGT108GEP SVGT125GEP SVGT150GEP SVGT166GEP SVGT200GEP SVGT250GEP SVGT292GEP/ SVGT580GEP SVGT340GEP/ SVGT670GEP SVGT420GEP/ SVGT780GEP SVGT470GEP/ SVGT940GEP Efficiency @ Vdc 650V Eta max Euro eta 98.37% 98.43% 97.45% 97.08% 97.43% 98.22% 97.18% 97.8% 97.08% 97.44% 97.62 Efficiency of the inverter and Clean Power filter measured without control losses. recom.18% 97.07% 97. recom.00% 97.24% 97.42% 98.39% 98.02% 97.61% 97.66% 97. PV power Pdc PPV Idc     A             KW           KW Rated current 221 252 317 379 441 536 641 714 840 882 1071 1281 1428 1607 840 68 81 101 130 164 189 221 252 317 379 441 Rated power 101 115 145 173 201 245 293 326 384 403 489 585 652 734 287 31 37 46 59 75 86 101 115 145 173 201 119 135 170 204 237 288 344 384 451 474 576 688 767 863 338 37 43 54 70 88 102 119 135 170 204 237 L mm 1400 1400 1800 1800 1800 1800 2000 2000 3200 3200 3200 3200 3200 4000 3200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1400 1400 1400 1400 2000 2000 2000 H P mm       mm 2260 2260 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2050 2260 2260 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 Rated output current for low voltage version @ 400 V. PV8M PV8M120NP PV8M140NP PV8M170NP PV8M205NP PV8M240NP PV8M290NP PV8M350NP PV8M390NP PV8M460NP PV8M480NP PV8M580NP PV8M700NP PV8M770NP PV8M860NP PV8L PV8L037NP PV8L043NP PV8L054NP PV8L070NP PV8L090NP PV8L100NP PV8L120NP PV8L140NP PV8L170NP PV8L205NP PV8L240NP SVGT150GEP SVGT166GEP SVGT200GEP SVGT250GEP SVGT292GEP SVGT340GEP SVGT420GEP SVGT470GEP SVGT520GEP SVGT580GEP SVGT670GEP SVGT780GEP SVGT940GEP SVGT1K0GEP SVGT045GEP SVGT053GEP SVGT066GEP SVGT086GEP SVGT108GEP SVGT125GEP SVGT150GEP SVGT166GEP SVGT200GEP SVGT250GEP SVGT292GEP * See note at page 33 ANSWER DRIVES GS PV8M CABINET PV8L037NP PV8L043NP PV8L054NP PV8L070NP PV8L090NP PV8L100NP PV8L/M120NP PV8L/M140NP PV8L/M170NP PV8L/M205NP PV8L/M240NP/ PV8M480NP PV8M290NP/ PV8M580NP PV8M350NP/ PV8M700NP PV8M390NP/ PV8M770NP Rated current Rated power Maximum power Pac* PMac* Iac A             KW           KW MEDIUM VOLTAGE VERSION 210 98 108 240 112 123 302 141 155 361 169 186 420 196 216 510 239 262 610 285 314 680 318 350 800 374 412 840 393 432 1020 477 525 1220 571 628 1360 636 700 1530 716 787 800 280 308 LOW VOLTAGE VERSION 44 30 33 52 35 39 65 44 48 84 57 62 105 71 78 122 82 90 142 96 105 162 109 120 204 138 151 244 165 181 284 192 211 INPUT DATA DIMENSIONS Max.83% 97.70% 97.40% 98.09% 97. 34 35 .77% 97.20% 97.02% 97.93% 97.>> Technical data << Answer Drives GS PV7M and PV7L Inverters Answer Drives GS PV8M and PV8L Inverter OUTPUT DATA Dati di uscita                      CABINET PV7M PV7M090NP PV7M100NP PV7M130NP PV7M150NP PV7M180NP PV7M220NP PV7M260NP PV7M290NP PV7M340NP PV7M360NP PV7M430NP PV7M520NP PV7M580NP PV7M650NP PV7L PV7L027NP PV7L033NP PV7L041NP PV7L052NP PV7L066NP PV7L076NP PV7L090NP PV7L100NP PV7L130NP PV7L150NP PV7L180NP                      INVERTER SVGT150FEP SVGT166FEP SVGT200FEP SVGT250FEP SVGT292FEP SVGT340FEP SVGT420FEP SVGT470FEP SVGT520FEP SVGT580FEP SVGT670FEP SVGT780FEP SVGT940FEP SVGT1K0FEP SVGT045FEP SVGT053FEP SVGT066FEP SVGT086FEP SVGT108FEP SVGT125FEP SVGT150FEP SVGT166FEP SVGT200FEP SVGT250FEP SVGT292FEP * See note at page 33 ANSWER DRIVES GS PV7M CABINET PV7L027NP PV7L033NP PV7L041NP PV7L052NP PV7L066NP PV7L076NP PV7L/M090NP PV7L/M100NP PV7L/M130NP PV7L/M150NP PV7L/M180NP/ PV7M360NP PV7M220NP/ PV7M430NP PV7M260NP/ PV7M520NP Rated current Rated power Maximum power Pac* PMac* Iac A             KW           KW MEDIUM VOLTAGE VERSION 210 73 81 240 84 92 302 106 116 361 126 139 420 147 162 510 178 196 610 213 235 680 238 262 800 280 308 840 294 323 1020 357 393 1220 427 470 1360 476 523 1530 535 589 800 280 308 LOW VOLTAGE VERSION 33 22 24 39 26 29 48 33 36 63 42 47 79 53 59 91 61 68 106 72 79 121 82 90 153 103 113 1182 123 135 212 143 158 INPUT DATA 221 252 317 379 441 536 641 714 840 882 1071 1281 1428 1607 840 68 81 101 130 164 189 221 252 317 379 441 Rated power 75 86 108 130 151 183 219 244 287 301 366 438 488 549 287 23 28 34 44 56 65 75 86 108 130 151 OUTPUT DATA Dati di uscita DIMENSIONS Max. PV power Idc Pdc PPV     A             KW           KW Rated current 89 101 127 152 177 215 258 287 338 355 431 515 574 646 338 27 33 41 52 66 76 89 101 127 152 177 L mm 1400 1400 1800 1800 1800 1800 2000 2000 3200 3200 3200 3200 3200 4000 3200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1400 1400 1400 1400 2000 2000 2000 H P                      INVERTER mm       mm 2260 2260 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2050 2260 2260 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 Rated output current for low voltage version @ 400 V.85% 97.96% 97. INVERTER SVGT045FEP SVGT053FEP SVGT066FEP SVGT086FEP SVGT108FEP SVGT125FEP SVGT150FEP SVGT166FEP SVGT200FEP SVGT250FEP SVGT292FEP/ SVGT580FEP SVGT340FEP/ SVGT670FEP SVGT420FEP/ SVGT780FEP                      CABINET Efficiency @ 650V DC Eta max Euro eta 97.79% 97.83% 97.07% 97.8% 97. Other powers upon request.

07% 97.39% 97.>> Technical data << Answer Drives GS PV9M and PV9L Inverter OUTPUT DATA Dati di uscita                      CABINET  PV9M PV9M120NP PV9M160NP PV9M190NP PV9M230NP PV9M280NP PV9M310NP PV9M380NP PV9M470NP PV9M560NP PV9M620NP PV9L PV9L060NP PV9L075NP PV9L100NP PV9L120NP PV9L160NP PV9L190NP PV9L230NP PV9L280NP PV9L310NP                      INVERTER SVGT200KEP SVGT260KEP SVGT320KEP SVGT390KEP SVGT480KEP SVGT521KEP SVGT640KEP SVGT780KEP SVGT960KEP SVGT1K0KEP SVGT105KEP SVGT130KEP SVGT170KEP SVGT200KEP SVGT260KEP SVGT320KEP SVGT390KEP SVGT480KEP SVGT521KEP * See note at page 33 ANSWER DRIVES GS PV9M CABINET PV9L060NP PV9L075NP PV9L100NP PV9L/M120NP PV9L/M160NP PV9L/M190NP/ PV9M380NP PV9L/M230NP/ PV9M470NP PV9L/M280NP/ PV9M560NP PV9L/M310NP/ PV9M620NP Rated current Rated power Maximum power Iac Pac* PMac* A             KW           KW MEDIUM VOLTAGE VERSION 170 99 109 220 128 141 270 158 173 330 193 212 400 233 257 440 257 283 540 315 347 660 385 424 800 467 514 880 514 565 1020 357 393 LOW VOLTAGE VERSION 74 50 55 88 60 66 120 81 90 143 97 106 185 125 138 227 154 169 278 188 207 337 228 250 371 250 275 INPUT DATA DIMENSIONS Max.10% 97.46% 97.00% 97.48% 97.63% 97.13% 97.31% 97. PV power Idc Pdc PPV     A             KW           KW Rated current 178 231 283 346 420 462 567 693 840 924 1071 92 110 150 179 231 284 347 420 462 Rated power 102 132 162 198 239 263 323 395 479 527 366 53 63 86 102 132 162 198 239 263 120 155 190 232 282 310 380 465 563 620 431 62 74 101 120 155 190 232 282 310 L mm 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 3200 1400 1400 1400 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 H P mm       mm 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2260 2260 2260 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 800 800 800 800 800 800 600 600 600 600 600 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 Rated output current for low voltage version @ 400 V.00% 97. recom.39% 97.13% 97.09% 97. 36 37 .48% 97.65% Efficiency of the inverter and Clean Power filter measured without control losses.14% 97. Other powers upon request.33% 97. INVERTER SVGT105KEP SVGT130KEP SVGT170KEP SVGT200KEP SVGT260KEP SVGT320KEP/ SVGT640KEP SVGT390KEP/ SVGT780KEP SVGT480KEP/ SVGT960KEP SVGT521KEP/ SVGT1K0KEP Efficiency @ 812 V DC Eta max Euro eta 97.63% 97.

0 97. L = 2.10x• [30%]+ 0.7m depending on power -10 ~+40°C (> 40°C reduced by 1 % per °C max 50°C) Up to 1000 m a.06x• [10%] + 0.  STATION                                   5% CN8M580-1K1           92. max 3000 m) < 95% (non condensing) Back lit graphic display.9 Max.4m. max UPP OUTPUT DATA Dati di uscita                                                                        ANSWER DRIVES GS Rated current Rated power INPUT DATA Maximum power Pac PMac Iac A             KW           KW SIZE 500kW 800kW 1000kW 1500kW CODE CN8M580N20W CN8M860N25W CN8M1K0N25W CN8M1K7N30W Efficiency [%].45 97. 38 UAC Hz THDIca cosφ EN 60529 Standard version Cogeneration Relative humidity User interface Low voltage EMC Conformity Connection to the grid 430 .20x• [100%].5 97.9m.06x• [10%] + 0.96 576 688 863 1152 1376 1726 Euro  eta[%] 97.>> Technical data << Answer Drives GS Station with air cooling Answer Drives GS Station with water cooling PV Voltage range Maximum DC voltage Maximum operational DC voltage DC voltage ripple Overvoltage protection Output voltage Type of Utility Grid frequency AC current distortion Power factor Auxiliary power supply Protection degree Dimensions Operating temperature Altitude PV voltage range Maximum DC voltage Maximum operational DC voltage DC voltage ripple Overvoltage protection Output voltage Type of Utility Grid frequency AC current distortion Power factor Auxiliary power supply Protection degree Dimensions Operating temperature Cooling method UDC UDC.1 97.6 CN8M860N25W           92. L = 2.62 ENCLOSURE 25 feet 25 feet 35 feet 35 feet 35 feet 35 feet 10% 95.0 98.s.9m. optional on grid end 270Vca/15-20kVca (330Vca/15-20kVca option) IT Grid 50/60 < 3% > 0.53 97.0 576 863 1033 1728 Euro  eta[%] 97.99 @Pac 3 x 400Vac +N. max UDC. Efficiency is indicated without the MIRO function. optional on grid end 270Vca/15-20kVca (330Vca/15-20kVca option) IT Grid 50/60 < 3% > 0.00 95.71 CN8M860-1K7           92.  STATION ANSWER DRIVES GS                                   5% CN8M580N20W           92. 230V 1f from UPS IP54 H = 2.53 97.93 97.l.9 97.03x [5%]+ 0. PV power Idc Pdc PPV     A             KW           KW Rated current Rated power 1071 1606 1921.0 98.62 CN8M700-1K4           92.13x• [20%] + 0.6 95 95.1 97.99 @Pac 3 x 400Vac +N.48x• [50%]+ 0. 194/07 CEI 016 REAL DECRETO RD 1663/2000 (Spain) INPUT DATA Maximum power Pac PMac Iac A             KW           KW SIZE 500kW 600kW 800kW 1000kW 1300kW 1700kW UDC UDC.7 CN8M1K7N30W           92.10x• [30%]+ 0. (> 1000 m reduced by 1% for each 100 m.9 97.5 97. P = 7. 194/07 CEI 016 REAL DECRETO RD 1663/2000 (Spain) OUTPUT DATA Dati di uscita                                                                        ANSWER DRIVES GS Rated current Rated power CODE CN8M580N25F CN8M700N25F CN8M860N25F CN8M1K1N30F CN8M1K4N30F CN8M1K7N30F ANSWER DRIVES GS Efficiency [%].9 98.5 97.06 97.05 97.87 98.0 97. Note: Efficiency of the supplied Nidec ASI transformer at rated power ≥ 99%. 20 keys EU Directive EMC 2006/95/EC Harmonized technical standard: CENELEC EN 60439-1 Harmonized technical standard: CENELEC EN 50178 EU Directive EMC 2004/1 08/EC Legislative Decree no. 230V 1f from UPS IP54 H = 2.40 97.00 Rated power 489 585 734 978 1170 1468 100% 97.760Vdc (528-800Vdc option) 880V (1000Vdc option) 820V < 3% PV end integrated.1m depending on power -10 ~+40 °C (> 40 °C reduced by 1% per °C max 50 °C) Water/Air Water/Water < 95% (non condensing) Back lit graphic display.48x• [50%]+ 0. 3 led. recom. max UDC. PV power Pdc PPV Idc     A             KW           KW Rated current 1071 1281 1606 2142 2562 3212 Pdc/ Pdc_nom @ Vdc (650V)  30% 50% 80% 97.6 95. recom.55 95.9 98.6 ENCLOSURE 20 feet 25 feet 25 feet 30 feet 10% 95.03x [5%]+ 0. max UPP UAC Hz THDIca cosφ EN 60529 Relative humidity User interface Low voltage EMC Conformity Connection to the grid 430 . 39 .00 97. 3 led.45 Efficiency of the inverter and Clean Power filter measured without control losses. Efficiency indicated without the MIRO function.0 100% 98.87 98.91 97.6 .05 1020 1220 1530 2040 2440 3060 477 571 716 954 1142 1432 525 628 787 1050 1256 1574 Max.6 CN8M1K0N25W           92. Euro-eta: 0.9.4m.9 97.5 97.760Vdc (528-800Vdc option) 880V (1000Vdc option) 820V < 3% PV end integrated.13x• [20%] + 0.1 97.1 1020 1530 1830 3060 477 716 856 1431 525 787 941 1575 Pdc/ Pdc_nom @ Vdc (650V) 30% 50% 97.5 Efficiency of the inverter and Clean Power filter measured without control losses. Euro-eta: 0.54 97. 20 keys EU Directive EMC 2006/95/EC Harmonized technical standard: CENELEC EN 60439-1 Harmonized technical standard: CENELEC EN 50178 EU Directive EMC 2004/1 08/EC Legislative Decree no.4 97.55 20% 97.96 97.85 97. P = 6 .10.5 97.5 97.20x• [100%]. Note: Efficiency of the supplied Nidec ASI transformer at rated power ≥ 99%.6 20% 97.5 3213 489 734 878 1467 80% 98.

For rooftop installation. Anti-inversion diodes Output contact surge arrester intervention NC [1. > Input peak overvoltage inverter protection. input current (IPV. 40 25 . max) Max output current (OPV. > Fuses on the positive and negative poles. the box ensures the highest level of protection both for the operator and for the internal equipment.l.35 mm2 yes Power supply 55VDC (-15%. Output contact switch status NC [1. This string box may be supplied with a DC switch equipped with a minimum voltage coil to separate the PV generator from the inverter (Options are to be requested during the order).. 1. +30%) 200mA (standard) Multi-contact MC4 connectors Standard (double .5 mm2] Each box has overvoltage protection installed to protect the inverter from overvoltage peaks. generally the authorities require that the string box be equipped with an output DC switch with a remote trip so as to respond to heightened safety requirements. Case material UV ray resistant polycarbonate Assembly Wall mount String fuses 10A (900/1000Vdc) Max.m. max) 8A (>8A upon request) String cable cross section The string box enables the connection of several strings in parallel.optional) DC overvoltage protection (dischargers) yes Protection rating IP 65 Operating temperature – 25°C +50°C Relative humidity From 0 to 95% Altitude 1000 m s. Anti theft Optional Data communications Modbus RTU Analogue and digital inputs Size PVS 8S 08NN PVS 8S 16NN PVS 9S 08NN PVS 9S 16NN Number of strings (parallel) 8 16 8 16 0÷1 0V/4-20mA/PT1 00/programmable PV Voltage range 0 0 0 0 - 760 760 950 950 V V V V Max voltage (Ucc. max) 880 V 880 V 1000 V 1000 V 64 A 128 A 64 A 128 A Dimensions (mm) L  A   P 920 388 202 1523 388 202 920 388 202 1523 388 202 41 .>> The String Box << > System for monitoring and identifying any faults in the strings. > Simplified maintenance with the output DC switch with opening under load.6 mm2 Maximum output cable cross section Up to 2x35 -120 mm2 Earth wire cross section The current from each string is measured by way of a transducer and any faults are immediately detected by the monitoring system with fast identification of any problem in the panels.5 .5 mm2] The output DC switch facilitates maintenance operations on the section with the system still running in perfect safety. Thanks to the double insulation and the IP65 protection rating.

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. Dimensions: 800 × 1200 × 400 mm. under a shed roof). Two versions are available: Basic Advanced Fuses (1 pair) for each input • • Sorge voltage arrester • • Output DC Switch with opening under load • • 50 Vdc-9 A power supply for the string boxes • • 1 microswitch for each input fuse • A current transducer and a GPVCA* control board • A power supply for field sensors (optional) • *The board collects data from the QPSC and makes them available to the RS485 serial with Modbus RTU protocol IP55 suitable for outdoor installation in protected areas (e.g. 44 45 .>> The QPSC sub-field parallel cabinet << The QPSC parallel cabinet sub-field unites the DC output lines for 4-5 PV plant string boxes enabling connection to the Answer Drives GS cabinet with a large cross-section cable in order to ensure a reduced losses. (l × h × d).

0% MV output 3 M12 brass shanks LV output with plate Winding temperature sensor 3 PT100 MV output side insulators Yes Primary regulation field +/-2x2. alarm set configuration and trip display > Contact in output for fault sensor fault signalling and configurable contact for cooling fan control Primary voltage Frequency Vector Group Primary insulation class 15-20KV 50Hz/60Hz Dyn1 1 24/50/95KV Secondary insulation class 1. IP00 (indoor installation) Trucks 2 Wheels movable obliquely 4 Hoisting eyebolts 4 *Other voltage values are supplied by request.C.m.110 Factor 1 Ambient temperature Humidity Installation Protection rating -25 ÷ +40 °C 80% ≤1000 m s. > Optional electronic control unit and temperature.l. 46 47 .5% Insulation material class F/F Environmental class (EN 60076) E2 Climate class (EN 60076) C2 Partial discharge level < 1 0pC Earthing plates 2 Fire resistance (EN 60076) F1 K ANSI/IEEE 57. 202 V. voltage at 75 °C (AN) 6. The secondary voltages mirror the function of the inverter output voltage: 125 V. two or three secondaries. 270 V and 337 V *. The transformers are available with one.>> Medium voltage transformers << Nidec ASI supplies high efficiency medium voltage-cast resin transformers with power ratings up to 2 MVA.1/3 KV D.

CT e VT proof terminal block for BT Cl 0. stylus antenna. which will then transmit the data received to a PC or to an Internet site for further processing. Significant downward shifts signal faulty system operation. which. Weather conditions influence PV electricity production to a great degree. two meters are required. The meter may be mounted onto the Answer Drives GS cabinet or in a separate box. > ENEL Approved > Activite energy accuracy in compliance with EN50470-3: class C > Conformity to Legislative Decree no. besides in situ reading. For users with less weighty needs. 49 . The weather station is ideal for users who give great importance to the total analysis of performance even on the PV power generation side. In systems with LV/MV transformers with two secondaries. terminal board and wiring for connection to meter. can acquire the impulses from one or more meters. besides module insolation and temperature data. the station may be provided in a basic version that will measure the insolation. The Nidec ASI weather station uses a multi-function sensor. Just make the simple connection of the station.240 V DC or 57 . by way of the Data Logger serial port. Supplied standard are: UTF. GSM MODEM power supply. The meter is to be checked and certified with a cumulative certification +CT and VT including tax duty. to the degradation of one of the panels — can be identified. 22 dated 02/02/2007 (Implementation of the MID Directive) > Indirect insertion (by way of CT and VT) > Rated Frequency 50/60 Hz > Auxiliary power supply (48 . yet this does not mean that efficiency cannot be optimized. particularly indicated in applications where the sensors are far from the data logger.5 (with UTF certificate). one of which will be the master acquiring the reading of the second so as to provide a single electricity reading. In this manner shaded areas.ENERGY METER THE WEATHER STATION >> For subsidized energy metering << >> Don't let the weather put you off << A static meter with LV connection is foreseen for measurement of subsidized electricity. also manages an ambient temperature sensor and an anemometer for the purpose of making even more precise calculations on the operation of the PV system. for example. ambient temperature and module temperatures.415 V AC auto-ranging) > Auxiliary and impulse inputs and outputs in complete configuration > Communication ports 1 RS232 + 1 RS485 > CE Marking 48 The sensor output is in RS485 with the Modbus protocol. The meter. dirty panels and hard to find power reductions — due. The data gathered by the station enable the calculation of the nominal power provided by the current insolation and by the module temperatures and the comparison of this with the actual power measured by the inverters.

481.42 Electricity produced [kWh]: 6.6 Total C02 savings [Kg]: 380. if present) Total electricity production [kWh]: 691.61 51 . TOTAL PRODUCTION (from the meter. This service enables a remote check on PV systems via the Web with acquisition of data relative to the plant.8 Daily electricity production [kWh]: 6. The user accesses the site using a personal password ensuring a high level of confidentiality and security for the data.481. The service interface is intuitive and makes data recovery easy.088.070. The user will be capable of checking on the efficiency of the system in terms of electricity production and in terms of economic earnings whilst diagnostics on the entire plant may be run at any moment during operation.10 CO2 saved [Kg]: 3.1 CURRENT SYSTEM DATA (last update Section 1 15:00) 50 Power input to the grid [kW]: 662.564. >> Data anywhere << Management service of any alarms warns staff in regard to the possibility of a malfunction either by the web or SMS enabling a timely intervention on the plant.THE PORTAL WEB Nidec ASI web portal service is available to customers.16 Maximum Power input to the grid [kW] (at 13:15): 799.

000 9.000 > Name: > City: > Latitude [°]: > Longitude [°]: > Number of sections (= datalogger) system: > Total inverters installed: > Rated power installed [kWp]: > Service start date: San Vito San Vito dei Normanni 40.000 0 0 06 52 07 08 09 G 10 11 12 13 14 10/03/2011 DAY 12/03/2011 14/03/2011 Monthly Electricity Production Graph (system) Daily and Hourly Production Graph INV 1 08/03/2011 15 16 17 18 19 Complete Electricity Production System 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 53 .000 5.000 0 06/03/2011 INV 2 TOTAL SYSTEM [kWh/h] 10.000 3.000 8.000 2.000 2.000 5.>> Actual Case: operational statistics << Weekly Electricity Production Graph (system) Complete Electricity Production System 7.000 9.000 6.000 3.000 4.000 8.000 6.708 1 2 1000 28/07/2010 ELECTRICITY [kWh] 6.658 17.000 2.000 5.000 1.000 7.000 4.000 7.000 4.000 1.000 1.000 3.

Warranty Extension >> Reliability even in the management of your plant << It is possible to continue to make use of the warranty privileges by activating the extension of the warranty period. Pre-Sales Support Nidec ASI can provide technical consultancy and commercial estimates. After Sales Support Through our web portal our technicians have access to information relative to your system and are able to take your place in its management and control.OUR SERVICE Maintenance Contracts Nidec ASI offers a complete range of customised service contracts with varying durations making available the experience and professionalism of our highly qualified technical personnel. 54 55 . Installation and Start Up Our team of specialist technicians at Nidec ASI is operative at an international level to assist you during installation and commissioning. Our service guarantees continuing efficiency of your system.

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