We have done this

a million times

One million is just the beginning

Good design does not just mean designing something that looks good – it also needs to work perfectly.

That is why in 2013 we asked ourselves:

Why not use the same mounting system for all of our inverters? Could we create a mounting system that allows the installer to mount and connect the inverter faster than ever?

We got to work straight away and developed a new, lightweight mounting bracket for all models in a series, from 1.5 to 27.0 kW, that could be installed using standard tools without any difficulty. After mounting and connecting the mounting bracket, the inverter is simply swung in, securing the device in a compact and straightforward manner.  

And so the SnapINverter was born.

FOLLOW THREE GOLDEN SNAPINVERTERS ON THEIR TRAVELS

Six years later, we are now celebrating a significant milestone: 

The one-millionth SnapINverter has rolled off the Fronius production line in Sattledt. To mark this prestigious occasion, we are sending three golden inverters to Germany, Australia and Brazil.

Keep an eye on our travel blog to follow the journeys of the three golden inverters and find out what exciting stops they make during their travels.

From Austria into the world - The journey of the SnapINverter

Brazil – Part 6

Heading south again

Along the coast of Brittany and across the Bay of Biscay, we enter the Atlantic north of Spain and head southwards down the coast of Portugal. The Cap San Artemissio makes another turn to port to prepare for its final stop before crossing the Atlantic. But first, it has to navigate another very busy shipping lane – the Straits of Gibraltar, the entrance to the Mediterranean. It’s still dark as the ship swings into the port of Algeciras. However, the crew doesn’t have any time to enjoy the view, as the Cap San Artemissio leaves Algeciras again just 7 hours later to finally begin its voyage across the Atlantic.

Brazil – Part 5

There’s still time to buy some Normandy cheese

Now we’re heading through the English Channel – one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. The freight port of Le Havre lies at the widest part of the Channel. We’re scheduled to stay here for 25 hours while we load and unload some more containers. The port here is easier to access than in Hamburg and Antwerp, as it lies directly at the southern end of a headland, at the mouth of the Seine. The Eco has already travelled from Austria to Germany, and thence to Belgium and France, with an interim stop in Spain still to come before it arrives in Brazil.

Brazil – Part 4

Three more stops and then it’s across the Atlantic

It’s now just 12,500 km to Santos, the port for Sao Paulo, which the Cap San Artemissio will reach in 19 days. There’ll be three short stops on the way, the first in Antwerp in two days. While the Dutch coast can be made out as a faint grey line on the horizon away to port, the captain prepares for the next manoeuvre – turning the vessel into the port of Antwerp. Less than 24 hours and a couple of loaded containers later it’s into the English Channel.

in the meantime ...

Snapinverter - a genius concept

Mounting a SnapINverter is impressively easy: all the connections are integrated in a lightweight anodised aluminium mounting bracket. The inverter, which contains all the power electronics, must simply be placed in the mounting bracket and then swivelled into position. The entire installation process is quick and easy to complete using standard tools. It’s even possible to mount the inverter on a pillar. In addition, Fronius SnapINverters boast a compact and lightweight design, which facilitates installation.

FAST, EASY AND SAFE INSTALLATION IS POSSIBLE.

With a model range from 1.5 to 27.0 kW, Fronius SnapINverters can be used anywhere, from a family home to a large-scale industrial system. For every planning scenario there’s a suitable inverter model that offers maximum flexibility in system design.
The intelligent design of the Fronius SnapINverters runs through the entire model range. A single training course, covering installation and first-time use, is sufficient in order to be able to effortlessly install and commission all models in the SnapINverter generation. The benefits of this are lower costs, quicker delivery of projects and the corresponding improvements in efficiency and productivity.

With the SnapINverter generation, we have created a new level of service quality. Easily accessible data communication interfaces enable external components to be connected and updates to be performed using a USB flash drive, without any installation work and even while the device is running. Should servicing be required, thanks to the proven PC board replacement process combined with the SnapINverter mounting technology, our Fronius Service Partners guarantee to resolve any issues during the first service contact. This ensures maximum yield dependability with minimum expenditure of time and money.

COMPLETE FUNCTIONALITY AND FAST SUPPORT IS POSSIBLE.

Not only is the mounting of Fronius SnapINverters child’s play, so is their operation. All models have an integrated communication package with WLAN, a web server and Datalogger as standard. Using our Fronius Solar.web online portal users can conveniently and extensively monitor and control the output of their photovoltaic system. The Fronius Solar.web App also lets them access all their system data at any time, even when out and about. This provides maximum transparency and helps you to make the best use of your self-generated solar energy.

SIMPLE OPERATION AS STANDARD IS POSSIBLE.

Fulfilling uncompromisingly high demands in day-to-day operation is the yardstick against which we measure ourselves. The result is the unrivalled high dependability of all photovoltaic systems fitted with Fronius inverters when it comes to future-proof functionality – over the system’s entire service life. All Fronius inverters have free slots and can therefore be retrofitted with additional functions using hardware upgrades many years after they are first put into service. Thanks to their open interfaces, Fronius devices can be connected to third-party systems at any time. For example, a meter can be connected for dynamic feed-in control, additional energy management functions can be added or devices can be integrated into home automation systems. This ensures optimum functionality, not only today, but also in the years to come.

SnapINverter in Numbers

1000000
SnapINverter = 12 GWh/year
300000
SnapINverters in Australia
190
countries with registered SnapINverters in Solar.web

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