[2021 Green Energy Expo Interview] Sungrow introduces 1500V-class string inverter SG250HX that can save construction cost with compact size

Sungrow booth view at 2021 Green Energy Expo | Photo by AVING News

Sungrow Power Korea (Director Kim Ho-seop), a Korean branch of the global solar inverter company Sungrow participated in the International Green Energy Expo 2021 held at EXCO, Daegu from April 28 (Wed) to 30 (Fri) and introduced its 1500V-class string inverter SG250HX.

Sungrow, headquartered in China, is a global company that competes for the no. 1 share in the global solar inverter market.

Founded in 1997, Sungrow is a global PV inverter manufacturer with a cumulative record of over 135GW worldwide, supplying 35GW to the world (as of December 2020). Last year, Sungrow Power Korea supplied a solar inverter solution of 786MW to the Korean market, more than twice that of the previous year.

In this exhibition, its 1,500V-class product lineup was unveiled, with 1,500V-class string inverter SG250HX and 1,500-class outdoor central inverter SG3125HV-30. Also, various things to see and enjoy were prepared for visitors.

At the Green Energy Expo exhibition hall, AVING News met Sales Team Assistant Manager Choi Jeong-yeol to interview on 1500V-class string inverter SG250HX and the process of it.

Q1. Company Overview

A. Choi: Sungrow was established in 1997 and has been conducting business in various fields related to new and renewable energy. As of last year, this global inverter manufacturer achieved cumulative shipments of a total of 154GW.

Sungrow Power Korea was established in 2018 as Sungrow’s Korean branch, and is growing at a rapid pace. As of the end of 2020, it achieved 1.5 GW cumulative shipments and the no. 1 market share.

View of 1,500V-class string inverter SG250HX | Photo by AVING News

Q2. What are the main products to be introduced at the 2021 Green Energy Expo?

A. Choi: In this exhibition, we will introduce a DC 1500V-class solution to meet the solar power trend.

Despite being a string inverter, SG250HX is a powerful solution capable of releasing up to 250Kw under specific temperature conditions. Also, the SG3125HV-30 product will be introduced as a large-capacity solution.

This solution can also drastically reduce the cost during construction due to its compact design and size.

Q3. What does an inverter really do?

A. Choi: A solar inverter refers to a power conversion device that converts DC power generated by solar cells from solar energy into AC power. Overall monitoring and management of the solar power plant can be done through the solar inverter. In other words, it can be seen as a very core product in a solar power plant.

Q4. Last year, your company ranked first in Korean inverter market. How did it happen?

A. Choi: Sungrow supplies products to more than 60 countries around the world, and has numerous references in various regions and terrains. Based on such numerous experiences, it is leading the global solar power generation trend. Above all, it seems that the rapid movement in the rapidly growing Korean market has greatly helped to achieve the no. 1 market share.

Sungrow booth view at 2021 Green Energy Expo | Photo by AVING News

Q5. What is a typical construction case?

A. Choi: Our major performance in Korean market is the delivery of a 93MW utility-class large-capacity power plant to Yeongam, Jeollanam-do. This power plant is one of the largest power plants in Korea.

Q6. Future plans

A. Choi: Sungrow aims to contribute to energy conversion to new and renewable energy such as de-nuclear power plants and carbon neutrality.

The 18th International Green Energy Expo is Korea’s largest, one of Asia’s top 3 and the world’s top 10 new and renewable energy exhibitions, and the only exhibition jointly organized by the four major associations. The exhibition will cover △Solar power △ESS (energy storage system) & battery △Smart grid technology △Wind power and △New and renewable energy. This exhibition is hosted by Daegu Metropolitan City and Gyeongsangbuk-do and organized by EXCO, KNREA, KOPIA, KWEIA, and KHIA.

→ Go to the 18th Green Energy Expo special page

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