Merit Controls Releases Grid Integration Device Geared toward Renewables


Tina Dornbusch

Merit Controls, a supplier of grid integration services for utility-scale renewable energy power crops, has debuted its flagship PiQ41 grid integration product platform, designed to handle utility-scale inverter-based era sources.

PiQ41 (pronounced “peak – 41”) delivers industry-leading response time pushed by four-quadrant, single-cycle phasor-based controls know-how, the corporate says. Additionally, it provides an built-in answer for hybrid methods, utility-scale solar, and wind power that optimizes renewable era and energy storage behind a typical level of grid interconnection. In flip, EPCs and plant operators can enhance system availability to reduce downtime, mitigate compliance dangers and optimize efficiency in ancillary providers markets to maximise returns.

PiQ41 platform customers profit from direct entry to a turnkey answer that controls, screens, and manages solar photovoltaic (PV) property, battery storage methods, and different inverter-based sources to fulfill evolving grid necessities, the corporate says. The platform effectively orchestrates the complicated ecosystem of inverters and different controllable tools needed to fulfill these necessities, making certain dependable and constant plant operations with over 99.9% management system availability. In addition, Merit has developed the supply code for this platform 100% domestically based mostly on the industry-standard IEC 61131-3 programming setting for improved safety and reliability.

“This platform demonstrates our commitment to scalability and innovation for our customers,” says Tina Dornbusch, director of product administration at Merit. “We offer our customers a secure platform of power plant controls for solar, storage, and hybrid systems that is seamlessly integrated with SCADA, plant communications, and meteorological stations for an efficient and proven solution.”

The PiQ41 platform title is derived from the corporate’s core values: Performance, Innovation and Quality (PiQ), because it represents Merit’s dedication to excellent efficiency, revolutionary applied sciences, and high-quality service. The “41” refers to its four-quadrant, single-phasor controls know-how.


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