SMA inverters to power largest PV plant in Honduras

During the first quarter of 2015 the largest PV plant in Honduras, located in the city of Choluteca, is expected to enter into commercial operation. The Pavana Solar Park will be the largest solar project connected to the national electrical grid. The project is owned by Honduran energy company Enerbasa. Meanwhile, Sybac Solar, a specialist in the undertaking of solar projects, will carry out its construction and provide supply and engineering services.

The 24 MW Pavana Solar Park will feature 79,200 Yingli solar modules, 880 Sunny Tripower 24000TL-US inverters and 22 SMA Cluster Controllers for the control and advanced monitoring of the system. As a result, the system is expected to generate more than 42 GWh per year, enough to cover the annual energy consumption of almost 61,000 Honduran households.

The Sunny Tripower was the logical choice for a project of this size because it combines the sophistication of SMA’s utility-scale approach and the benefits of a decentralised PV design concept,” commented Henry Dziuba, president and general manager of SMA America. “The Sunny Tripower will provide the Pavana Solar Park with a high level of efficiency, resulting in reduced installation costs and simplified transport of the units, among many other benefits.”

“System downtime was the main concern with the Pavana Solar Park, which is why the decentralised design concept with the Sunny Tripower and Cluster Controller provided the ideal solution,” pointed out Markus Falz, CEO of Sybac Solar. “We chose SMA products because they give us the reliability of a sector leader backed up by unparalleled service support and warranties.”