Schneider Electric has excelled its growth by the better efficiency of its products and solutions. Schneider´s local manufacturing of latest range of central Inverters in state-of-the-art factories has also helped it to achieve growth. It has an installed base of almost 150 MW. The company is expected to add another 150 MW by the end of this financial year. Almost 115 MW is installed in Rajasthan and is generating very good CUF. The installed base is a combination of Inverters, SISS and few projects executed by Schneider Electric. It also has installation of string Inverters and charge controllers in telecom towers, off grid and rooftop in various parts of country and various applications like hospitals, hotels, schools etc.
Schneider Electric offers products and services under two categories:
Utility scale and large commercial (USLC)
Rooftop and small commercial (RSC) and off-grid Under utility scale and large commercial applications the company offers balance of system (BoS) solutions for solar plant larger than 500 kW. It has following subparts:
Solar inverter sub-station
For USLC segment, Schneider offers a very unique ´Plug N Play´ solution of solar inverter sub-stations (SISS)/PV box (Ranging from 1,080 kVA to 1,360 kVA, 11 KV and 33 kV versions), which helps developers and EPC complete solar projects within a short cycle time with many other benefits of reduced site activity, eliminates need for coordination with various supplies, as SISS has almost all of the critical products for a solar plant inside a special containerised ´Plug N Play´ solution suitable for harsh environmental conditions in which solar plants operate.
Conext core XC grid-tie inverters
Conext Core XC inverter is the core of the PV power conversion system, a three-phase inverter with best-in-class peak efficiency (98.9 per cent) and fully configurable grid-interactive features.
Robust string combiner box that enables the connection of multiple PV module strings while protecting and monitoring the installation.
HV or MV substation that ties the installation to the grid in compliance with local codes and regulations.
Conext control monitoring and control solution
Conext control is a single, standardised solution that integrates process, supervision, and monitoring functions. It provides real-time production data and trend analysis for harvest optimisation, along with remote diagnostics and control for reduced intervention costs.
For RSC and off-grid segment, Schneider covers various solar needs of off-grid and on-grid with MPPT charge controllers of various ratings, inverters suitable for battery based and non-battery system for single and three phase system. These charge controllers is widely used in telecom towers that is using solar power to off-set diesel and thus reducing its OPEX and also reduce CO2 emissions in environment. The company also offers solution for solar agricultural and commercial pumps, which can be used for AC pumps.