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Thane, Maharashtra, India, 2011/08/12 - Aplab is pleased to announce release of an integrated High Voltage PV Module (High Voltage Mono and Poly-crystalline PV Modules) with an integrated Maximum Peak Power Tracking facility - Aplab.com.
Aplab in association with Mitramax and PV Power Tech offers High Voltage PV Modules upto 400V DC and a built-in MPPT facility that allow for an all parallel solar array. Aplab's HVPV modules reduce string losses between upto 30%.
Mr. P. S. Deodhar, the Chairman of Aplab, says that these HVPV Modules reduce the installed cost and improve the efficiency of solar power arrays helping to increase the energy yield from such array by as much as 10 to 30%. Parallel Arrays built with HVPV Modules would effectively cost lower that the conventional “series-parallel” arrays in terms of its total energy yield. It is also easy and cheaper to build these arrays since one does not have to match modules or have no need for multiple junctions as in conventional ‘series-parallel’ arrays.
Parallel Architecture reduces the amount of hardware needed for a solar array, simplifies array wiring, and removes many design and installation constraints. While modules and inverters are the most visible and expensive components of a solar power installation, the string inverters in every string, the complex wiring, junction boxes, racks and other balance-of-system gear drive significant cost as well.
The HVPV with Mitramax super-harvester will remove the need for most of this equipment and can thus cut total system costs by 5 to 10%, even for large commercial installations. Further savings can be realized through simplified design and installation.
Each HVPV Module has an integrated output high voltage cable with shock-safe snap-together connector which connected to a bus bar on which each HVPV Module delivers its peak power. This eliminates a large amount of custom on-site wiring. HVPV Modules also provide distributed maximum power point tracking. This ensures that the inverter constantly operates within its optimal range, with each panel contributing to its full potential at all times, regardless of shading, installation angle, soiling, and other design and operational issues. This simplifies the task of designing an array, gives designers more flexibility, extends the life of system components, and increases power harvest by 10 to 30%.
By applying advanced dc power management technology to solar energy, the HVPV Modules also allow an unprecedented number of such modules to be connected on a bus bar. Unlike micro-inverter-based wiring technology, the Parallel Solar approach creates a dc bus that operates at a constant high voltage, allowing an installation’s dc-ac conversion to be handled by a single central inverter operating in its most efficient range. This approach means there is only one inverter connection to the outside power grid, rather than hundreds or thousands – greatly reducing the need for connection monitoring and management.