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Sungrow Zero export device | Sungrow export limiter | 2021


Sungrow Grid Tie PV Inverters


Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd was founded in 1997 and is based in Hefei, China. The company was founded by Mr Renxian Cao and is now Asia’s largest inverter manufacturer – with over 40% market share in China in 2010


Sungrow has an SG series of inverters for residential and they become popular due to their low price and high reliability.


Sungrow’s SG series solar inverters are lightweight, transformerless with a wide MPPT voltage range and it comes with Wi-Fi communication.


With a design ambient temperature of 45 degrees, no de-rating of the inverter is required.


Sungrow has a pretty solid range of solutions, including single-phase inverters such the SG3KTL-M, SG4KTL-M and SG5KTL-M; or three-phase models such as the SG3KTL-EC, SG5KTL-EC and SG10KTL-EC.


Since 2015, Sungrow is one of the top three manufacturers of solar inverters in the world.


Source: Wood Mackenzie



Sungrow Zero Export Device


On-gird solar power (PV) plant generates excess power when the connected load is lesser than the power generated by the solar power plant (Power generation > Power required).


This excess power is synchronized with grid power hence it can revere the power flow.


In simple words, power will flow from the PV plant owner’s home to the connected grid [when Solar power generation > Power required by connected load].


With ZED Advance Sungrow gird tie inverters can be programmed to restrict the excess power generation. Hence provide Zero Export solution to solar plant owners.

ZED Advance is a programmable controller with set points, which can detect reverse power flow (from home to the grid) and control the power generation of the solar power plant.


When ZED Advance detects reveres power [solar power generation > Load demand] it ramps down the power generation of the grid-connected PV plant.


To match, load demand = solar power generation


And when the load increases, the ZED Advance will ramp up the solar power production accordingly.


As long as solar power generation is lower than the load demand, ZED Advance won't affect any change is solar power generation. But it keeps monitoring the system.


Setpoints of ZED Advance can be set between 0% to 100%. Where 5% means that the minimum 5% of load will be served by the grid.


If the frequency of load variation is very high, we need to fix the setpoint above 0% the suitable setpoints are 5%, 10% and 15%.


Curious about ZED Advance? We make a whole page on ZED Advance go and checkout and it will help you will be able to select the correct solution for your need.

Sungrow Export Limiter


Export Limitation means limiting the amount of power exported to the grid. Export limiters limit the power generation from the Sungrow PV inverter so that amount of power to be exported to the gird can be limited.

ZED Advance can also work as an export limiter for Sungrow make a grid-connected solar inverter.

Circuit Diagram of connecting ZED Advance with Sungrow make gird tie inverter.




ZED Advance required a Current transformer along with 10 core, 1.5 Sqmm Cable at the incomer from the grid for the load the measurement and 3 core 1.5 Sqmm cable for self-power as shown in the above illustration.


And compares this with the adjustable setpoint of the controller.


ZED advance also required LAN cable (cat 6) to communicate with Sungrow Solar Inverter as well as web portal (for online monitoring).


When the consumption from GRID is above this set point, the solar energy will be increased, when the consumption is below this set point, the solar energy will be reduced.


Key features of ZED Advance

  1. With ZED Advance you can go Solar without Net Metering or Gross Metering.

  2. With ZED Advance you can Syn your Generator with your Gird connected Solar power plant

  3. With ZED Advance you can monitor your PV plant, Generator and Grid.

  4. With ZED Advance you can use your Grid-tie PV plant even in Power cuts.

  5. ZED Advance is compatible with 17 plus makes of Solar inverters.


Key Diagram of ZED Advance


Online Monitoring Portal of ZED Advance

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