Photovoltaic switchgear – From small houses to large-scale systems
Actively shape the future with safe photovoltaic systems
Photovoltaic power plants convert sunlight directly into electrical energy. Photovoltaic cells are used for this purpose. Photovoltaic power is a renewable energy source which is used primarily in domestic and public buildings as well as open spaces. A differentiation is made between grid-independent systems and systems coupled to the power grid. Power grid coupled photovoltaic systems feed the generated power directly into the electrical grid. There is no need for sophisticated intermediate storage. A system of this type consists of photovoltaic cells, one or more inverters and switchgear for operation, maintenance and protection in the event of a fault. This is why photovoltaic systems coupled to the grid require very reliable and safe individual components.
Reliable grid disconnection devices
Inverters convert the DC current from the photovoltaic cells to AC current. The frequency and voltage characteristics are adapted to those of the public power grid. Reliable protection and main switches ensure safe operation. Eaton offers the right solutions here: For integrated or external mains switches, for manual or automated operation on the DC current as well as on the AC current levels.