Skip Navigation Links.

Search for publications:

Limit search to the fields

ECN publication
Inventory of inverters for grid connected PV systems up to 10 kW
Published by: Publication date:
ECN 1995
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--94-074 ECN publication
Number of pages: Full text:
304 Download PDF  

Comparison of technical information from datasheets is a usual way ofselecting inverters. The inverter must have acceptable technical performance and should meet government and utility company requirements with respect to safety, interference, etc. Unfortunately the specification forms, data sheets, brochures and terminology are not standardised. This makes a good comparison very difficult. To facilitate the selection a standard specification format for inverters for grid connected PV systems has been developed. This format has been used throughout the reported inventory of inverters up to 10 kW. This report describes a standard specification format and associated forms for grid connected inverters. The commonly used terminology is explained and in addition information is given about the operation principles of important parts of the inverters. To cover the majority of important inverter information, four pages are required. The data are divided into functional blocks, e.g. manufacturers data, general inverter data, nominal ratings, maximum ratings, inverter efficiency, power consumption, environmental interference, safety and protection measures, technical annex and other features. The inventory concerns inverters for grid connected PV systems up to 10 kW and has been updated until june 1994. Data sheets of 59 inverters, originating from 20 manufacturers, have been transformed into the standard reporting format. All forms were sent to the manufacturers or dealers for a final check of reported specifications. 2 tab., 1 refs.

Back to List