Schneider Electric launches Conext SmartGen™: Intelligent, Cloud-Connected Solution for Utility-Scale Renewable Power
Cairo, March 7, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, showcase recently unveiled offerings for utility-scale power generation, cementing the company’s global leadership in solutions for the solar and energy storage power conversion chain.
In addition to a comprehensive lineup of utility-scale, commercial and residential offerings for all scales and scopes of renewable generation, Schneider Electric will highlight the recently launched Conext SmartGen™, an intelligent, cloud-connected 1500-volt utility-scale power conversion system, as well as a suite of supporting software solutions called the Power EcoSystem™.
“As renewables continue to evolve and become a more attractive investment, companies are turning to Schneider Electric for assistance navigating the space,” said Laurent Bataille, Executive Vice President, EcoBuildings and Solar Division, Schneider Electric. “With deep sector expertise, global reach and advanced technology, Schneider Electric supports companies by offering a vast suite of solar solutions that deliver innovation at every level to secure the return on investment of long-term investors.”
Conext SmartGen™ inverter is the center of the Power EcoSystem™, a suite of solutions that includes Conext™ Viewer, the Conext™ Power Cloud, Conext™ Advisor 2, and the Power Plant Controller. Leveraging the power of the Internet of Things, these solutions empower remote operators, service staff and financial analysts with centralized control, monitoring, data analytics and predictive maintenance for optimal performance and maximum ROI.
Key features and functions of the Conext SmartGen™ and other Power EcoSystem™ solutions to be shown on site include:
- Conext SmartGen™ inverter records and stores its own operation and service history, has self-diagnostic capabilities and can send predictive maintenance warnings and reports through the cloud. Housed in a water- and dust-sealed corrosion-proof enclosure, it is designed to deliver up to 2MVA of power for 30 years. Its wide operation ranges, combined with best-in-class efficiency and unprecedented service life maximize its energy generation lifetime.
- Conext™ Advisor 2 accesses solar power plant performance data, delivers detailed KPIs, provides high-level analysis, and enables faster, better-informed decision making by utilizing Schneider Electric EcoStruxure architecture, powered by Microsoft Azure using the Azure IoT Suite.
Also on display is the Conext™ CL-60 String Inverter, a 60 kW inverter with a high power density ideal for the utility-scale and large commercial solar markets. The Conext CL-60 String Inverter is durable, simple to install and maintain with an industry-leading maximum efficiency of 98.9%.
“Schneider Electric offers companies a powerful combination of technology and global capabilities that keep their assets productive over a longer operational life,” said Arnaud Cantin, Vice President, Solar and Energy Storage Line of Business, Schneider Electric. “Our suite of solar solutions reflects Schneider Electric’s commitment to driving change in the evolving solar industry and equipping companies with the efficiency, cloud connectivity and collaboration tools they need to succeed.”
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