Sungrow, the global pioneer in providing inverter solutions for renewables, has reported that a solar plant of 100.1 MWp employing its 1500 Vdc central inverter solutions started operations in Cafayate, Salta Province, Argentina.
This shows the company’s committed contribution to the largest solar plant in one of LATAM’s most prosperous solar energy regions.
The project is situated in Cafayate, a region ideal for solar energy because it has more sunny days. It is also frequented by sandstorms, making solar project equipment vulnerable to considerable wear and tear.
The 6.25-MW turnkey solution is equipped with Sungrow central inverter SG3125HV for 1500 Vdc system and is provided with smart forced air-cooling technology and a high protection level, enabling it to perform stably and efficiently even under severe conditions. This renders it optimized for the plant.
The solution is ideally suited for large-scale utility PV plant and facilitates high yields with a maximum inverter efficiency of 99% and DC/AC ratio of up to 1.5. At the same time, it also guarantees low installation and transportation cost owing to standard container design. In early May 2019, Sungrow signed a deal for a 400-MW solar park in Chile, employing the same solution.
The Argentinean government chose the solar park in the second round (Ronda 1.5) of the country’s RenovAr auction program for building wide-scale renewable energy plants. The solar park is expected to provide about 240 GWh of clean power to the Argentinean power system every year and offer hundreds of jobs for local communities, thereby supporting the national renewable ambition of the emerging solar hub.
“We are delighted to partner with Sungrow to build the landmark project in this country with vital solar resource and look forward to collaborating on more ventures in the near future in line with the extension of ‘the Belt and Road’ initiative,” stated an executive from PowerChina, the EPC of the solar plant.
We are very proud to be a part of this monumental 100.1 MWp project which will provide thousands of Argentinians with clean energy. This will have positive effects on local economy—tap the potential of renewable energy further and diversify the energy mix.
James Wu, Vice President, Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd
From the time Sungrow entered the Latin American market in the late 2010s, the company has been establishing itself as the all-inclusive technical, service, and sales platform. At present, the shipment of the company in the region reaches 1 GW.
Moreover, a broad array of product portfolio will be exhibited in the forthcoming solar function, Intersolar South America 2019 (August 27th to 29th, Booth D36), showcasing its commitment to technical innovation and considerations for local demand.