Reduce system complexity, component count and cost while increasing efficiency. SINACON HC is the AC grid inverter that connects up to three DC sources (e.g., PV, batteries, etc.) simultaneously for clean and reliable power on public grids.
SINACON HC is a ready-to-run grid converter with all required grid functionalities. This converter combines renewable energy source and storage within one unit for diverse applications. The innovative product concept with its high operational flexibility gives the user optimization benefits for on-grid and off-grid operation.
The SINACON HC converter’s universal capability combined with its high-performance architecture and advanced control features is the Siemens answer to the challenges of a rapidly growing distributed energy market.
Components are sourced from the U.S. and the widereaching Siemens global supply chain and assembled in our Alpharetta, GA, assembly center. U.S.-centered production makes it easy to confirm firsthand our quality materials and manufacturing process. It allows for shorter production timelines, transitioning quickly from specs to provisioning to an up-and-running installation. And if replacement parts are needed, they can be provided quickly and efficiently, reducing your risk of disruption to smooth delivery of power.
Independent operation of different energy sources in one converter
Scalable and flexible AC and DC power ports
Operational features for renewable energy sources, participating in grid support
System advantages in sizing, selection and engineering
Flexible for any kind of battery technology, such as lithium ion, redox flow
No limitation on battery voltage range according to the AC voltage
Wider PV voltage utilization for improved solar park output. DC Port can be controlled PV MPPT.
Best fit to combine any source with any voltage range
Excellent power quality (THDi<1.49%)
All the necessary approvals (All the necessary approvals 9i.e. UL1741, CSA 22.2 No. 107.1, BDEW, TAB HV) for operating on public grids. UL1741 SA pending.
Proven Siemens quality with maximum reliability
Siemens offers service with over 295 offices in 130 countries.
Remote maintenance is possible using secure remote connections.
Based on 250-A, 500-A and 1000-A building blocks that can be used in various configurations. Each block can be used as a DC interface or three times for an AC interface, and is always ready to connect with fuses and contactor or circuit breaker.
Available at grid interconnect power ratings of 250kw, 500kW and 1000kW. Multiple DC port configurations of 250A, 500A and 1000A can be selected.
Reacts fast to the demand and changes from inductive to capacitive operation in less than 20 msec.
Reliability for the long haul. Siemens has been supplying products and systems to the electric industry for over 150 years.
Superior reliability was confirmed by a rigorous type test in accordance with Siemens quality standards.
Siemens standard of superior services, availability, spare parts, and application support, all based out of our Alpharetta, GA, facility.
Adding storage to a solar project increases system efficiency and operational flexibility. Whether designing a new system or retrofitting an existing one, DC coupling the PV output and the storage network before converting to AC has many advantages.
Lower cost to purchase, install, operate and maintain
Systems with SINACON HC save even more, because it integrates DC coupling—from up to three DC sources—and an AC grid inverter into a single device. The wide DC voltage range is compatible with PV, hydrogen fuel cells, batteries of all types and chemistries, supercapacitors, and other emerging storage technologies. With power ratings from 250kW to 1MW, SINACON HC is scaleable for small and large projects.
Frequency stabilization is a big challenge for the grid operators. In fact it is one of the key reasons many are implementing energy storage projects. Frequency changes in the grid require a rapid response to supply active power into the grid or take power out of the grid. Different storage technologies solve different challenges and meet different needs. SINACON HC is compatible with standard Li-ion batteries, but can also connect to all the emerging storage technologies such as:
Redox flow batteries
Nominal power in kW
Nominal power factor
Rated Power at 0.92. Selectable from 0.0 leading to 0.0 lagging
3 AC 600 – 620 V (+10 % / –15 %)
50 Hz / 60 Hz (+/–10 %)
Nominal current in A
Number of DC inputs
Minimum DC voltage
Maximum DC voltage
Grounding on DC side
DC input paralleling
0° to +45° C , +50° C with derating
Altitude without derating
1000 m to 45° C / 2000 m to 40° C
Closed-loop internal liquid cooling with air-water heat exchanger
< 70 dB