Fronius: Ingenious technology for efficient energy management

03.05.2017
Fronius Ohmpilot, a new technology for heating water with solar energy. (Photo: Fronius)
Fronius Ohmpilot, a new technology for heating water with solar energy. (Photo: Fronius)

Fronius will showcase its wide range of solutions for intelligent and efficient energy generation. The focus will be on the integration of the energy, heat and mobility sectors. The solar energy specialist, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will also be presenting the Fronius Ohmpilot consumption regulator, a device that enables continuous regulation of heat sources, as well as innovative storage technology, allowing users to become more independent from the mains supply.

Together with the American manufacturer Maxim Integrated, Fronius is working on economically and technologically sustainable solutions for module electronics. These include the chip-based cell-string optimizers – integrated DC/DC converters that are embedded into the solar module and perform Maximum Power Point Tracking. According to the company, the technology can be simply and cost-effectively integrated during the production of the module.

Fronius inverters are also designed to provide greater flexibility and are equipped with the intelligent SnapINverter mounting system, SuperFlex Design and the innovative Dynamic Peak Manager Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithm. The SuperFlex Design ensures maximum flexibility in system design, while the SnapINverter mounting system makes installation and maintenance of the inverter as simple as possible.

With the Solar.configurator, the company presents an online design tool for systems with or without a storage unit. It provides operators with the current solar module and inverter data – without a time-consuming manual update. Users benefit from a standardised display and the clear report summarises all design-relevant data concisely on one page.

“To successfully implement our vision of 24 hours of sun, we must use synergies,” explains Martin Hackl, head of the Solar Energy Division. Fronius sees enormous potential for the efficient use of renewable energy sources in combining electricity, heat and mobility. The company will also be presenting a new technology for heating water at Intersolar: the Fronius Ohmpilot. This will allow private operators of PV systems to improve their self-consumption. Operators of PV systems can achieve more independence from the public grid with the Fronius Energy Package. This consists of inverter, battery and the bi-directional Fronius Smart Meter, which clearly displays energy usage in Fronius Solar.Web. (Booth: B2.310)

Source: Fronius

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