PRESS RELEASE | ABB Australia’s new UNO-DM-PLUS single-phase solar inverter includes wireless connectivity to provide homeowners with cost-effective advanced monitoring, control and maintenance.

Wireless connectivity dramatically simplifies inverter installation via a self-commissioning routine that removes the manual configuration process and results in lowered installation time and costs.

Installers benefit with a quicker and easier self-commissioning process, and their maintenance burden eased via web-enabled service software updates.

The units connectively package allows for smart grid capabilities such as dynamic feed-in control, which manages the energy fed into the grid. It uses SunSpec-compatible open communication protocol to ensure compliance with future grid codes and maintains off-the-shelf interoperability with other devices in the system.

The new inverter is rated from 3kW to 5kW.

“The highly competitive Australian PV market has required system installers to reduce operational costs to remain profitable,” explains Adrian Amato, ABB sales manager for solar in Australia.

“Features such as over-the-air [OTA] software updates, an integrated web server and self-commissioning, will ease installation, operation and maintenance burdens on installers.”

The UNO-DM-PLUS also sports a new streamlined physical design with improved device reliability through reduced component count. This contributes to a lighter and smaller inverter than its predecessors.

Since ABB introduced its first generation of single-phase residential inverters 10 years ago, more than 700,000 units have been installed in over 40 countries, representing more than 7 billion hours of power accumulated in the field.