Published: 30 March 2012 30 March 2012
Eaton Corporation has introduced utility-scale inverter technology in its new Series 6001 energy storage grid-connect inverter. The Series 6001 provides high-performance conversion in utility applications for wind, solar and other heavy industrial power applications by creating a high-performance link between the power source and battery.
The Series 6001 helps utilities reduce downtime and clear faults faster by staying on line during fault conditions. True low-voltage ride through (LVRT) with proprietary algorithms enables the Series 6001 inverter to run near zero line voltage for extended periods, while maintaining line synchronization. Additionally, high-voltage ride through (HVRT) capability is achieved through conservatively rated components. Eaton ride through capabilities meet the requirements of North American and European standards. The Series 6001 is rated for 500kW), 1000kW and 1500kW applications. Designed for a 20-year life for utility applications, the Series 6001 has conservatively rated magnetics, liquid-cooled power modules with over seven million hours mean time between failure (MTBF) and a rugged enclosure for demanding environments. Additionally, the transformerless design, proprietary control strategies and filter design result in over 98 percent peak power efficiency.