Sungrow bags inverter contract for Enel’s 400MW Copiapo solar farm in Chile
Solar industry news : Chinese PV inverter system solution supplier Sungrow has been awarded a contract from Enel Green Power Chile, a subsidiary of the Italian utility Enel, to supply its 1500Vdc central inverter solutions to a 400MW Copiapo solar farm in Chile.
Sungrow is expected to supply its 6.25MW turnkey solution for 1500Vdc systems for the Copiapo solar farm. The Chinese PV company claims that its inverters feature an efficiency of up to 99% and a maximum DC/AC ratio of up to 1.5 which is an ideal solution for the solar farms in the Atacama Desert where the new Chilean solar farm will come up.
The construction on the Chilean solar project is expected to begin this year.
Gonzalo Feito – Country Manager of Sungrow Chile, commenting on the Copiapo solar farm contract, said: “We are proud to be a part of the 400 MW project in Chile, a landmark installation which represents our commitments to decarbonize process that Chile is living.
“There is an incredible demand for renewable energy in Latin America, in particular, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. We have seen through our efforts an intense desire by the people and government to continue evolving in ways to the grid parity and a cleaner future.”
Sungrow said that the inverter solution it will supply to the 400MW Copiapo solar farm is in accordance with the Chilean codes for resisting earthquakes and is also resilient to severe conditions.
Commenting on the Copiapo solar farm contract, Valter Moro – General Manager of Enel Green Power Chile, said: “Sungrow is an important worldwide player in the energy industry. Its 22-year experience gives us the confidence to be working with a reliable partner in order to achieve the best results in this PV project.”
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