New Solar Power Skids for the Australian market

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The world’s leading manufacturer for solar inverters, the SMA Group, has collaborated with Wilson Transformer Company to develop a range of innovative Solar Power Skids designed exclusively for the local Australian solar market.

Through this collaboration, both companies are committed to providing reliable and efficient solutions to their Australian customers.

The Power Skid Australia is an innovative product that incorporates a range of solar inverters and transformers, as well as MV and LV switchgear – all mounted on a fully bunded galvanised base.

This arrangement provides solar farm projects with a fully integrated, easily installed solution that is manufactured in Australia and supported by local teams of engineers and field support professionals. It also fully complies with all relevant Australian standards and is tailored to Australian conditions.  

The Power Skid Australia was developed to serve the booming Australian solar market with a locally manufactured solution tailored to the specific conditions of Australian solar plants.

Manufactured in Wodonga in the state of Victoria, the solution minimises lead times, simplifies logistics, cuts installation and commissioning times, reduces risks and offers a robust high-quality solution packed with features, providing a full turnkey product for SMA’s customers.

This solution also provides jobs in rural Australia and supports the Australian economy by producing high-quality technologically advanced products.

Global solar leader

The SMA Group is a global leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants, and had sales of around €900 million in 2017. SMA offers a wide range of products and solutions that allow for high energy yields for residential and commercial PV systems and large-scale PV power plants.

To increase PV self-consumption efficiently, SMA system technology can easily be combined with different battery technologies. Intelligent energy management and digital energy solutions, comprehensive services and operational management of PV power plants round off SMA’s range.

The company is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, is represented in 20 countries and has more than 3,000 employees worldwide, including 500 working in development. SMA’s multi-award-winning technology is protected by more than 1,000 patents and utility models.

Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and is currently the only company in the solar industry that is listed in the TecDAX index.

SMA is the largest integrator with Medium Voltage Systems sold as MVPS/UPSys and MVS in the IEC world and Medium Voltage Platform, Utility Power Rack and MV Block sold in the ANSI World. Since March 2018, SMA has partnered with Wilson Transformer Company in Australia to produce an Australian made integrated solution for 2500 and 2750kVA inverters.

About Wilson Transformer Company (WTC)

WTC is the largest Australian-owned and based manufacturer of power and distribution transformers, operating from two manufacturing facilities in Victoria, and Support Service offices around Australia. WTC also operate offices in New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom, subsidiaries in the United States of America and Australia, as well as joint ventures in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Israel.

Wilson Transformer Company has a successful history of providing transformer solutions for the renewable sector, particularly in the wind, solar and hydro energy projects.

Reference large projects include the replacement of seven large generation transformers in the Manapouri Hydro Power Station in New Zealand, some of the major wind farm projects, including Gullen Range, Ararat and White Rock, and the Australian Solar Flagship projects, including Broken Hill and Nyngan.

This partner content is brought to you by Wilson Transformer Co. For more information, visit www.wtc.com.au

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