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  • Ginlong Solis inverters are now approved for use with PowerSpout hydro turbines
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    Michael Lawley
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Ginlong Solis inverters are now approved for use with PowerSpout hydro turbines

Ginlong Solis inverters are now approved for use with PowerSpout hydro turbines

We are very pleased to announce that in addition to the Enasolar grid-tied inverters, the Ginlong Solis range of PV inverters are approved for use with PowerSpout turbines. This combination of products correctly installed and commissioned carries full manufactures warranty. Clients who buy both the inverter and turbine through one of our dealers will get support for this combination from us (via the dealer).

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your detailed information.

We are happy for you to use our Solis PV inverters with your equipment. I do not see a risk as long as you control the input voltage within our inverter range. Our current warranty has indicated that once the input/output parameters are within our specification, there is no problem for the inverter to have the standard warranty from us.

Yiming(Jimmy) Wang
General Manager

Ningbo Ginlong Technologies Co.,Ltd.

We have been testing a Solis mini 1500 inverter on an off-grid site in the UK.  On the test site, the PowerSpout turbine is "AC coupled" (by the Solis Mini) to a "stand-alone grid" created by a Sunny Island inverter.

What interests us is that the Solis mini (700-2500W) is available in both Europe and the Americas, and works well for hydro. It is a very affordable solution for both grid-tied and AC-coupled off-grid systems. With a 50-400V MPPT input range and a maximum input voltage of up to 500V, it is perfect for our PLT150, TRG150 and LH400 product lines without the need for any Voc protection.

This is what our tester had to say:

Here are the latest figures from the Solis. First impressions are very favourable, the screen is clear and unlike the SMA's it tells you all you need to know with the facility to lock individual pages. To my knowledge it has never 'dropped out' even when using the generator it's performed faultlessly. If you exclude the 29th and 30th when I had air in my penstock the average for the 5 day period has been 433.6W which compares with the best figures from the SMA units I've used……. so far for me anyway you'd be hard to beat this inverter on price.

Cheers, Paul C

RRP prices in Europe are in the range 316-385 Euro (350-430US). So this is about 21 US cents/Watt, and dealer prices will be better than this.

For those in the NZ/AUS/UK/Europe/America still unsure about Ginlong Chinese inverters I have been told this recently:

A couple of years ago I tested the Ginlong Solis range of PV inverters for the company I worked for at the time and suggested several improvements to them before we started to use them in large PV projects for home owners in the Netherlands. In the process I had lots of contact with the CEO of Ginlong Jimmy (Yiming) Wang . He did his PhD in Electrical Engineering (or similar) at Edinburgh, so Ginlong is more Scottish than you would think.

 

  • Post author
    Michael Lawley
  • GTI