Demonstrating solar capabilities while also reducing its own environmental impact, ABB recently inaugurated a 75 kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) installation at its high voltage and distribution solutions factory in BacNinh province in Vietnam.
The electricity generated is used to power a waste water treatment system, a canteen serving more than 200 people and part of the factory’s lighting.
Earlier this year, ABB also deployed its own smart technologies to commission the wastewater plant at the factory premises. Now the factory has an even lower impact on the surrounding environment, by running on clean energy.
The key components of the system include ABB three-phase solar inverters, an ABB Weather Station and an ABB smart ACB Ekip, technologies that use the ABB Ability digital capabilities to assure optimal performance with high automation while ensuring cost and space savings.
ABB solar inverters are used to convert direct current, generated by the solar panels, into alternating current that can be fed into the power grid. ABB’s new TRIO-TM-50.0 is modular, with three separately wired and configurable modules, a DC side module, an AC side module, and the inverter module, for easy installation and maintenance.
The ABB VSN800 Weather Station was installed to automatically monitor site meteorological conditions and PV panel temperature in real-time, transmitting sensor measurements to the ABB Ability platform.
ABB’s smart ACB Ekip enables the renewable energy to be seamlessly integrated with the existing grid supply. The systems also has built in load shedding, monitoring and protection features thus optimizing operations and maximizing uptime of the system.