PLUS North American 30kW Photovoltaic Inverter

PowerGate® Plus inverters are the next generations of PowerGate® Inverters for commercial and large-scale grid connected photovoltaic power systems that have become recognized for their reliability, energy efficiency and ease-of-use. The 30kW PowerGate Plus Inverter incorporates many of the features of the original PowerGate® Inverter plus several improvements that add futher value to photovoltaic power systems.


Extended Energy Harvesting

High efficiency (low energy loss) inverter design both AC and DC switchgear to disconnect the inverter at night. Minimizing standby (tare) losses, state of the art maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm, wide input voltage range, intelligent wake-up routine.


Liberally rated for full power over MPPT voltage range, proprietary NEMA 3R enclosure design constructed from long-life G-90 galvanized steel, sloped roof to direct rain water to the rear of the enclosure, industrial grade design including conformal coated, IPC class 3 electronic printed circuit boards with components rated -40 C to plus 85C. Inverter film capacitors with a 25-year design life. Power magnetic components with a low weather, coastal (mild salt humidity) and harsh environment options. Soft start feature to minimize AC in –rush current and potentially harmful grid disturbances.

Easy Installation of Use

Single-enclosure solution with multiple cable access locations to minimize filed wiring. Enclosure designed for handling by pallet jack, fork lift or sling/crane. Optional PV Zone integrated sub-array combiner with current monitoring. Advanced human machine interface (HMI) with display visible in sunlight and membrane keypad for easy identification of power system status and inverter setup. Optional electronic ground fault detector/interrupter (EGFDI) eliminating the need to replace fuses in the event of nuisance ground faults in the photovoltaic power system; the EGFDI also has a tighter trip curve further limiting current in the event of a ground fault. Insensitive to AC phase rotation. DC polarity detection and protection, 208/240VAC version connectable in field to either voltage.

Safety and Standards

Integrated DC two-pole disconnect switch to isolate the inverter (other than GFDI circuit) from the photovoltaic power system during inverter inspection or maintenance. Protective cover over exposed power connections. Certified to UL1741 and CSA 107.1-01. Tested according to IEEE 1547 including IEEE C62.41.2

Grid Interface

Output transform for galvanic isolation and to match the inverter output voltage to the grid. High-speed anti-islanding algorithm.


Extensive monitoring when supplied with SatCon’s™ proprietary PV View Plus monitoring system. Compatible with third party monitoring systems (consult factory for details).


 30kW PVS-30



Output Parameter



Nominal Continuous Power



Nominal Voltage

 208/240 VAC


Voltage Range



Nominal Current

 83/72 A


Maximum Electronic Overcurrent Protection



Nominal Frequency



 Number of Phases



Power Factor, at Adj Range

 0.8 lag to 0.8 lead

 0.8 lag to 0.8 lead

Power Factor, at Full Load



Maximum Efficiency



CEC Weighted Efficiency



Current Harmonics




Input Parameter



Nominal MPPT Voltage Range

 305 - 600VDC

305 - 600VDC

Maximum MPPT Voltage Range on Optional Lower Transformer Tap (full power at nominal grid voltage)

 275 - 600VDC

275 - 600VDC

Current Range

0 - 104A

0 - 104A

Options (Consult Factory)


 600 VAC







 Combiner Parameter



Number Inputs & Fuse Rating

 Not Included

 4 x 50ADC or 5 x 40ADC

Power Factor, at Full Load

 Not Included

 PV Zone™

Enclosure Parameter



Outdoor - Degree of Protection


 Extreme Env. Package - NEMA 4X (refer to factor)

Indoor - Degree of Protection










 Powder Coat: RAL - 7032



G90 Steel


Dimensions: H

 1881 mm (74.1 inch)



 683 mm (26.9 inch)



 683 mm (26.9 inch)



 Approx. 1204 lbs


Environment Parameter



Operating Temp. Range

 -20°C to 50°C


Cooling Method

 Forced Air

 Forced Air or Closed Loop dependent on Env. Package

Storage Temp. Range

 -30°C to 70°C


Outdoor Environmental Packages

 Temperate Package

 Desert Package Cold Weather Package Coastal Package Extreme Env. Package




Seismic Rating

 Zone 4


120V Courtesy Power



DC Ground Fault

2 A Fuse

 Electronic Design (EGFDI)




SatCon Proprietary Package

 Not Included

 PV View™ Plus

3rd Party

Not Included

 Installation of 3rd Party Gateway

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Contact Aqua Solar America for complete details.