Power Electronics will supply 275 MW of the HEC V1500 solar inverter series for two large-scale photovoltaic plants in Mexico, developed by Iberdrola Renovables and where Iberdrola Ingeniería will be the EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction). It is the Hermosillo photovoltaic plant of 136 MWdc- 100 MWac in the state of Sonora, together with the photovoltaic plant Santiago of 231 MWdc-170 MWac in San Luis de Potosí and both are expected to be operational by 2018. Power Electronics therefore breaks into the solar division in Mexico, a market in which the Industrial Division has been the leader in drives for low and medium voltage motors.
With this supply, Power Electronics adds more than 5 GW of installed solar power and approaches 1 GW with its new generation of inverters of 1500 V, a unit that differs from its competitors by offering a modular power stage and a redundant control system, combined with other features such as its filterless cooling system make it a unique product, capable of working at 50°C without a reduction in power in the most demanding conditions
With long-term electric auction processes, the Clean Energy Certificates, and the fiscal incentives that exist for the acquisition of generation equipment, the country aims to reach the goal of having 35% of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2024. In this way, Mexico becomes a priority market for Power Electronics, where it already has a long experience in the industrial sector.
Source: Power Electronics