Photo: Stian Herdal
An inverter that converts DC power from solar panels into AC power
The inverter ensures optimum use of energy from solar cell panels under all conditions. It continuously monitors that power is put into the grid in line with laws and regulations regarding safety and quality. The number of inverters depends on the size of the solar power plant. THEIA HE-t defines a new standard in efficiency, flexibility and user-friendliness for isolated solar string inverters.
THEIA HE-t expresses seriousness and quality. The product has a modular switching device and can be easily configured for use worldwide. Together with its low weight, this makes for affordable and quick installation. THEIA HE-t’s graphic colour display with intuitive user interface is unique in the industry. An integrated network server provides increased usability. Eltek AS has had a clear design strategy for THEIA HE-t, which has resulted in a product with a clearly special character and identity that stands out from competing solutions.
In addition to technical superiority, THEIA HE-t has a comprehensive and thorough design with balanced and fine detailing. It stands out as being compact, robust and credible. THEIA HE-t is a good example of a product category where design is often overlooked.
Company: Eltek AS
Project group company: Birger Løype (Industrial Designer)
Kjetil Boysen (Manager Power Electronics)
Roar Myhre (Technical Director)
Ingvar Apeland (Project Manager/EVP Renewables)
Øystein O. Holt (Control Systems Manager)
Frode Slinning (Software Engineer)
Matthew Heneghan (Product Manager)
Karolina Hogga (Marketing Consultant)
Espen Kristensen (R&D Director)
Design: Eltek Renewable R&D Kristiansand
Award / year: Award for Design Excellence - 2012
Category: Industrial design