Energy & Power
SMA Multicluster Box strives for scalable rural electrification
By Alyssa Dalton
April 10, 2012 – SMA is taking orders for its Multicluster Box, an off-grid AC distribution hub that manages renewable and combustion generation sources for large-scale Sunny Island multi-cluster systems. Now available, the SMA Multicluster Box features a preconfigured design that simplifies the installation of off-grid renewable-energy systems, providing users with superior design flexibility and making rural electrification simple and scalable, describes the company. The unit is designed for systems up to 110 kW, and allows two, three or four three-phase clusters, each consisting of three Sunny Island inverters, to be connected in parallel.