FORT COLLINS, Colorado–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ampt, the world’s leading DC optimizer for utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced that its products have been integrated into Fractal’s energy storage modeling software solution, a leader in consulting and engineering for energy storage and solidifier renewables. Fractal Model software users can now model their solar photovoltaic (PV) plus storage projects, including Ampt String Optimizers, to design lower-cost, higher-performance systems.
Fractal’s energy storage software solution – the Fractal Model – is used worldwide by electric utilities, IPPs, developers, EPCs and integrators to perform sizing, dispatching and financial analysis of battery storage. The software consists of a techno-economic modeling platform used during project design and development, due diligence and tender evaluation to provide performance and cost analysis and simulations investment grade. Following today’s announcement, users of Fractal software can now model systems with Ampt String Optimizers.
Ampt String Optimizers are DC/DC converters that improve system performance and reduce the cost of photovoltaic power plants and DC-coupled energy storage systems. Ampt’s innovative technology is used in a variety of solar PV applications with products rated up to 70 kW which are used in system voltages up to 1500 VDC. With over 1 GW of optimizers in solar plus storage projects, Ampt powers some of the largest hybrid power plants in the world.
“Fractal is committed to providing its customers with access to the most comprehensive modeling capabilities,” said Judy McElroy, CEO of Fractal Energy Storage Consultants, “We are excited to include Ampt products in our software to expand the options available to our users when optimizing their photovoltaic and energy storage systems.
Fractal Energy Storage Consultants provides engineering design, financial analysis, procurement, buying and selling, techno-economic models, controls integration, and owner engineering services for energy storage and hybrid projects. Fractal has provided consulting services including engineering design and financial analysis to over 600 large-scale projects and over 6 GW of battery storage.
“Fractal’s software provides investment-grade modeling capabilities to optimize the design and improve the economics of PV+storage power plants,” said Levent Gun, CEO of Ampt. “Now developers can also use Fractal’s software to quantify the benefits of Ampt’s fixed-voltage DC architecture.
Ampt is exhibiting at RE+ from September 20-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Please visit us at booth 1252 to learn more about our award-winning products, including our new i50 String Optimizer which will be on display. Visitors to the Ampt booth will also be able to see a demonstration of Fractal’s energy storage modeling software.
Ampt provides innovative power conversion and communication technology that is used to reduce the cost and improve the performance of new photovoltaic systems, repower existing systems, and enable lower-cost DC-coupled storage. With installations and experience serving markets around the world, Ampt is the number one DC power optimizer for large-scale systems. The company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, and has sales and support locations in North America, Europe, and Japan, as well as representation in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. . For more information, visit www.ampt.com.