The Primo GEN24 Plus is Fronius’s first single-phase hybrid inverter, following in the footsteps of the 3-phase Symo Hybrid and more recently the Symo GEN24 Plus Both are as of April 2021 are only compataible with BYD HVM lithium batteries.
“The Primo has countless open interfaces for linking together the energy, storage, mobility, heating and cooling sectors,” said Martin Hackl, Global Director of the Business Unit Solar Energy at Fronius International. “We’ve packed it full of future-proof technology to make it possible to get the most out of the photovoltaic system over the decades,” this offers a raft of exciting options for smart homes and EV charging.
Primo GEN24 Plus Basic Specifications
Capacities available: 3 – 6kW
MPP Trackers (MPPT): 2
Weight: 15.4 / 19 kg
Dimensions: 530 x 474 x 165 mm
Noise: < 42 dB (A)
Backup Without A Battery – PV Point
One of the very interesting features of the Primo GEN24 Plus is its ability to continue supplying electricity to a home in the event of a mains grid disruption, and without a battery.
The PV Point feature, which involves installing a dedicated power point beside the inverter or within the home, can provide a maximum of 3,000W during a blackout situation.
While it means plugging in loads in such a situation and will only be useful when the sun is shining – and there is a 60-90 second changeover time – it makes the Primo GEN24 Plus an even more compelling option for solar power systems buyers and owners wanting a backup solution but who aren’t ready to purchase a home battery but for true backup a BYD battery is needed.
Full Backup, But..
Where a battery is present, the GEN24 Plus Primo enables power currently being generated to be consumed and for surplus energy to be stored in the battery – but it will need to be a BYD B-Box battery.
Most solar inverters these days – hybrid or otherwise – use passive cooling, but Fronius uses active cooling; meaning a large fan. While providing superior cooling performance that helps to extend the working life of an inverter, it also creates more noise this needs to be considered when fitting on internal garage walls or close to living spaces.
Fronius has been producing inverters since the 1990’s and its solar products are considered among the best in the world.
some info scoured from Solar Quotes AU