ABB showcases solar and EV portfolio at All-Energy Australia
Technology company ABB is displaying its extensive solar and electric vehicle charging portfolio at this year’s All-Energy Australia event, running from 3–4 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of All-Energy in Australia, which will see Gold Sponsor ABB launch many products for the residential, commercial and utility sectors in Australia. The latest solutions provide a comprehensive range of solar products for power generation and building applications, alongside futureproof energy storage solutions in residential sectors as self-consumption increases.
ABB will further strengthen its PVS inverter range by introducing to Australian markets a compact and turnkey solution PVS980-CS compact skid, which is available up to 4600 kW power rating. The solution uses an efficient and easy-to-maintain PVS980 central inverter that is supported with Australia-compatible simulation models and local service team. The product combines an inverter solution with a medium-voltage transformer and Ring Main Unit, resulting in a compact, easy-to-transport, 12 m package.
Meanwhile, the REACT 2 energy storage solution features a long-life battery with a capacity of up to 12 kWh. With its modular design, the product is said to deliver up to 10% greater efficiencies in energy usage than lower voltage alternatives. By combining REACT 2 with other products such as ABB-free@home, home owners can make the best use of the electricity generated by their photovoltaic system, avoiding consumption peaks by spreading the electricity load and keeping usage within the capacity of the energy harnessed.
REACT 2 transfers the information on solar energy, home consumption and battery status over a wireless network to the ABB-free@home system access point, which can then control other ABB-free@home devices including heating, lighting and music. It can even be used to power electric vehicle charging solutions such as the ABB AC wallbox, and activate new smart functionalities based on energy information. REACT 2 allows energy self-sufficiency of up to 90% and is said to make it faster to harness solar energy.
The event will also see the Australian launch of one of the world’s fastest electric vehicle chargers, the Terra HPC 175–350 kW High Power electric vehicle charger, developed to overcome the challenge of range anxiety. It takes only eight minutes to add 200 km to a vehicle’s range — enough to travel from Sydney to Newcastle. As the latest addition to its range of chargers, the Terra HPC charger was initially developed for Electrify America in the US, where it is now being deployed at hundreds of charging stations in metropolitan areas and along national highways.
ABB entered the EV-charging market back in 2010 and today has a fast-growing global installed base of 8000 ABB DC chargers, including high-power chargers up to 350 kW, installed across 68 countries. As sponsor of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, one of the all-electric racing car simulators will be the central attraction at ABB’s stand, demonstrating its commitment to powering the world without consuming the Earth.
The company’s portfolio also includes high-quality AC wallboxes, DC fast-charging stations and on-demand electric bus charging systems. The EVLunic AC wallbox range, comprising 52 different variants, provides a high-quality electric car charging point for private and business use. Easy to fit and with a compact design of 50 x 25 cm, the wallbox can be installed at homes or offices and will be on display at the show.
ABB is also taking part in the All-Energy conference line-up, with Wim Elshout, Sales Manager for ABB’s Electrical Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, discussing global developments and charging infrastructure considerations for Australia in today’s Electric Vehicle session. Tomorrow’s Offgrid application session will meanwhile be examining key growth areas and market outlooks for microgrid, off-grid and fringe-of-grid projects, with Juergen Zimmermann, ABB’s Power Grids Research & Development Manager, discussing how microgrid technology is a great enabler to integrate and maximise the value of solar and battery storage projects.
Visitors to All-Energy Australia can find ABB on Stand 1928. For more information on the event, visit www.all-energy.com.au/.
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