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Spain’s Ingeteam has consolidated its position as the indisputable leader in the Mexican renewables sector in both wind and PV power. Ingeteam is the first company in the country to provide O&M services, maintaining 2 GW of wind power capacity, meaning it is responsible for maintaining 49% of Mexico’s total installed capacity and the leading company in the supply of electronic power equipment with almost 2 GW. Ingeteam moreover manages over half the country’s existing solar capacity. The three largest PV plants in Mexico, located in Durango and Baja California, incorporate Ingeteam technology via their PV inverters.

This leadership was consolidated last year thanks to significant contracts including the Durango PV plant, the 30 MW Gran Solar plant in Camargo and the 20 MW TSK plant in Coahuila. These are in addition to the award of the services for two hydroelectric plants in the state of Jalisco that has helped Ingeteam access the Mexican hydropower sector.

 

Until now, Ingeteam Service’s commitment to its clients used to start when the machine came on line, by undertaking its integrated maintenance and supporting the management and operation of the wind farm throughout its service life. Since 2016, Ingeteam has extended its portfolio of services to include turbine assembly. In recent months, Ingeteam was awarded the contract to assemble 20 wind turbines destined for the La Bufa and Puerto Peñasco wind farms in the regions of Zacatecas and Sonora. Read more…

Article published in: FuturENERGY January-February 2017

Spain’s Ingeteam has consolidated its position as the indisputable leader in the Mexican renewables sector in both wind and PV power. Ingeteam is the first company in the country to provide O&M services, maintaining 2 GW of wind power capacity, meaning it is responsible for maintaining 49% of Mexico’s total installed capacity and the leading company in the supply of electronic power equipment with almost 2 GW. Ingeteam moreover manages over half the country’s existing solar capacity. The three largest PV plants in Mexico, located in Durango and Baja California, incorporate Ingeteam technology via their PV inverters.

This leadership was consolidated last year thanks to significant contracts including the Durango PV plant, the 30 MW Gran Solar plant in Camargo and the 20 MW TSK plant in Coahuila. These are in addition to the award of the services for two hydroelectric plants in the state of Jalisco that has helped Ingeteam access the Mexican hydropower sector.

 

Expanding services

Until now, Ingeteam Service’s commitment to its clients used to start when the machine came on line, by undertaking its integrated maintenance and supporting the management and operation of the wind farm throughout its service life. Since 2016, Ingeteam has extended its portfolio of services to include turbine assembly. In recent months, Ingeteam was awarded the contract to assemble 20 wind turbines destined for the La Bufa and Puerto Peñasco wind farms in the regions of Zacatecas and Sonora.

ingeteam_mex_1Strategic leadership

Ingeteam has consolidated as a leading company in the renewable energy sector, essentially basing its strategy on two values:

Firstly, it undertakes a high level of investment in research, innovation and development offering increasingly competitive, better quality and less expensive equipment. The results of this strategy have materialised in a high penetration of installed capacity in the country. Secondly, in the wind power sector, the company has over 1.6 GW installed in converters, representing more than 60% of the country’s total installed capacity. As regards PV energy, Ingeteam is the inverter manufacturer with the largest installed capacity given that currently every plant in Mexico with an installed capacity of more than 5 MW, bar one, has been connected using its equipment, which to date amounts to over 100 MW.

The other important value underpinning Ingeteam’s business strategy is its after-sales service. Here, the company has learned to adapt itself to the specific needs of the Mexican market, providing the maximum quality and efficiency in its level of service, offering its clients continuous assessment and successfully incorporating O&M services for power generation plants. In this sector, Ingeteam has positioned itself as the indisputable leader in the country, with 2 GW of maintained wind power, the equivalent of undertaking the maintenance of 49% of Mexico’s total installed capacity. For this, Ingeteam benefits from more than 300 service technicians who provide countrywide support.

Offices all over the country

Ingeteam has offices in Juchitán de Zaragoza and San Luis Potosí, both of which are dedicated to supplying O&M services to wind and photovoltaic farms. The Monterrey office focuses on the sale of PV inverters. There is one additional office in Mexico City, which is dedicated to equipment distribution and the execution of projects to automate and protect the power distribution grids and substations for the evacuation of renewable energy.

The company is also performing an important social role in those regions in which it is active. On the Tehuantepec Isthmus, Ingeteam is developing renewal energy communication and dissemination projects among the residents of the region thereby contributing to improved implementation and knowledge of renewable energy.

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Ingeteam has recently launched to the market its new INGECON SUN CON40 power station and has now started assembling the first units for different utility-scale projects

This 40-foot-long ISO container is able to reach an output power of 4.92 MWAC, as it features three 1,500 VDC central inverters, each one providing 1,640 kW. This new PV inverter series with a higher DC voltage is now in full production.

The medium voltage solution IS CON40 has been conceived to maximise the compactness and cost-effectiveness of the overall equipment, as it is delivered fully equipped: three PV central inverters, medium voltage switchgear, medium voltage transformer (with reduced power losses) and auxiliary services panel.

 

Thanks to the use of outdoor PV inverters and its innovative design, all devices are readily accessible. The LV/MV transformer compartment and the PV inverters compartments are naturally air cooled, while the MV switchgear and auxiliary services panel are installed in an IP55 compartment, ensuring their maximum protection. Moreover, the power station can also be supplied with high-speed Ethernet / Fibre Optic communication infrastructure to connect to the power plant controller, monitoring and/or SCADA systems, also supplied by Ingeteam.

The INGECON SUN CON40 has been specifically designed so that it can be marketed by sea freight anywhere in the world. The structure, that can withstand big loads, consists of a single block of welded steel, to ensure top resistance and durability over time. Furthermore, it is provided with all the internal wiring to facilitate an immediate plug-and-play installation on site.

This power station series complies with the most demanding international grid codes, contributing to the quality and stability of the electric system with its low-voltage ride-through capability, reactive power injection and active power control.

Source: Ingeteam

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Wynnertech has signed a contract with the Chinese EPC company Shenzhen Farad Electric Co., Ltd, to supply 20 MW of ALBA 4x PV inverters for a PV plant near Mahan, Iran, of the Swiss developer Global Discovery AG.

The availability track record achieved by Wynnertech on previous installations in extreme desert conditions, and the reduced operation requirements resulting from the IsoCool gas-based cooling, with no air filters, have been a decisive factor for choosing the ALBA 4x inverters.

 

Wynnertech has also finalized successfully the certification procedures of its ALBA PV inverter, which have been passed in the testing facilities of the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) and of China Quality Control (CQC) in Nanjing, China. With these developments, Wynnertech takes a further step towards consolidating its position as a reliable international supplier of very high power PV inverters.

Source: Wynnertech

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Wynnertech has signed a contract with the cell and module company Talesun to supply 40MW of ALBA 4x type photovoltaic inverters. The 20 units of gas cooled ALBA 4x, with a unit capacity of 2MW, will be installed in the new PV plant of Talesun in Kaifeng, Henan province (China), presently under construction, and will be connected to the grid before new year.

ALBA 4x is the new design of Wynnertech in very high capacity inverters, a compact plug-and-play outdoors solution with no air filters and other construction and control innovations that minimize O&M costs. Wynnertech has been supplying since 2014 high yield cost-efficient inverters for large production units of up to 3.2 MW per block, allowing for a reduction of up to 10% in the total plant’s cost of utility scale projects due to economies of scale. ALBA completes Wynnertech’s PV inverters range, together with the water cooled ZENIT, that has shown seamless operation even in the harsh conditions of the Gobi desert, in the Chinese northeastern provinces of Xinjiang and Gansu.

 

After the initial technology development and successful penetration of the Chinese market, Wynnertech is currently launching its next phase of international growth, and expects to make more positive announcements in the near future.

Source: Wynnertech

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SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”), a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, and LG Chem Ltd (“LG Chem”) announced the compatibility of SolarEdge’s StorEdge solutions and LG Chem’s new high voltage RESU10H and RESU7H batteries. The product compatibility will help further advance the accessibility to cost-effective residential solar generation, storage, and consumption.

With both on-grid and backup solutions, the new offering supports increasing self-consumption, providing power backup, and enabling energy independence. LG Chem’s RESU batteries use Li-ion technology, and their compactness allows for easy and flexible installation, both inside and outside. The RESU batteries have a high energy density and are designed for high efficiencies and a long lifetime.

Designed to manage both functions with just one SolarEdge DC optimized inverter, the combined solution will include remote monitoring and troubleshooting to keep operations and maintenance costs low. The StorEdge™ solution will support both DC and AC coupling. As with SolarEdge PV systems, StorEdge™ offers enhanced safety by reducing voltage to a safe level upon AC shut down when not in backup mode.

 

Source: SolarEdge Technologies

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According to GTM Research’s latest report, The Global PV Inverter and MLPE Landscape 2016, global shipments of solar PV inverters will reach 90 GW (AC) by 2020. This represents an average annual growth rate of 11 percent between 2016 and 2020.

Of the 59.7 GW shipped in 2015, 66 percent were in the Asia-Pacific region, led by China and Japan. With the impending decline of the Japanese market, the report notes that demand will shift to other regions including Latin America, India, the Middle East and Africa. By 2020, GTM Research forecasts the Asia-Pacific region to account for less than half of all inverter shipments.

In spite of the promising long-term outlook, growth will be flat in 2016. “Due to the U.S. utility solar ITC rush and strong demand in China, there was a buildup of shipments in 2015 to meet 2016 project demand” said report author and GTM Research analyst Scott Moskowitz. “Overall installation growth will slow in 2017, resulting in flat inverter shipments year-over-year.”

The report ranks and profiles leading PV inverter manufacturers. For the first time ever, Huawei took the top spot in terms of shipments according to 2015 figures. Sungrow, SMA, ABB and TMEIC rounded out the top five.

The report also highlights the fundamental shift in inverter technology preferences. In 2015, central inverters accounted for 57 percent of all inverter shipments, but with the continued rise of three-phase string inverters, central inverters will see its share fall to 43 percent by 2020. Module-level power electronics will additionally gain share as their prices fall and use expands to commercial markets. MLPE are expected to account for 10 percent of all inverter shipments by 2020.

Inverter pricing continues to steadily declining as the market grows and technology advancements enable lower costs. The report points to 1,500-volt inverter technology, higher power density string inverters and rapidly falling microinverter pricing as key drivers for the overall downward pricing trend. GTM Research forecasts inverter prices to decline 10 to 12 percent annually across most product segments through 2020.

By 2020, the global PV inverter market will value more than $7.1 billion.

 

Source: GTM Research

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Ingeteam launches its new range of central PV inverters, the 1500 Vdc INGECON SUN PowerMax B series. With dimensions of just 2,800 x 885 x 2,010 mm, these inverters are able to supply up to a maximum power of 1,640 kVA in a single unit, making it the solar inverter with the highest power density on the market, thanks to its more than 326 kW/m3.

The 1500 Vdc INGECON SUN PowerMax B Series inverter family features a Smart Cooling System which makes it possible to optimize and reduce the auxiliary services consumption. Furthermore, the inverter’s latest-generation electronic components are housed in an IP66 protected compartment, thereby preventing condensation and lengthening the useful life of the power electronics.

This inverter family is ready to be installed indoors (IP50) and outdoors (IP56), and can deliver its rated power up to an ambient temperature of 50ºC. What’s more, the new improved inverter design facilitates the installation and wiring tasks (on both lines: DC and AC) in addition to the maintenance and repair work.

Thanks to its compactness, the inverter can be easily integrated into medium voltage solutions or power stations that contain all the equipment required for large PV plants. In fact, three inverters can be mounted in the same 40-foot power station in order to reach up to 4.92 MVA in a single medium voltage unit. Furthermore, Ingeteam has designed a solution with four inverters connected to a single transformer, making it possible to achieve up to 6.56 MVA in a single power station.

This equipment and the medium voltage solutions mentioned, are to be showcased on the Ingeteam stand at the Intersolar Europe fair, to be held from the 22nd to 24th June in Munich, Germany.

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Gamesa, a leading player in the renewable energy space, today announced the commissioning of 58 MW of solar power projects in the first quarter of 2016, located in the states of Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttarakhand.

Specifically, Gamesa has been responsible for engineering & design, supply of inverters, erection and commissioning of the orders comprising of 58MW of solar power. Gamesa’s rich EPC experience and its customers’ longstanding trust have been key to reach this incremental growth in the solar space.

This focus on the photovoltaic sector in India fits with the strategic goal enshrined in the 2015-2017 business plan of exploring opportunities in businesses that complement the wind industry, such as solar power. India’s solar potential has been sized at 750 GW. The government’s goal is to lift installed capacity to 100 GW by 2022, compared to 3.8 GW today.

 

Source: Gamesa

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The future of energy is green and full of promise. Government regulations around the globe and the recently concluded COP21 summit have set the tone clearer than ever. Among many initiatives, advanced technology plays a key role in enabling a greener and more affordable energy future.

GE’s Power Conversion business has recently signed a contract with TSK to provide 220-megawatt (MW) LV5 series 1,000-volt solar inverters and has established the possibility to expand the collaboration between both companies for future possible projects with the LV5 series solar inverters. GE and TSK have been strategic partners in the thermal power plant and wind businesses. The new deal expands the partnership into a new growing sector, the solar PV industry.

“It is imperative that we embrace the fast-growing renewables sectors, notably the solar PV sector. GE has been one of our long-term trusted partners and a reliable technology provider. We are excited to further strengthen our relationship by signing the 220-MW solar inverter deal. GE’s solutions like this complement our commitment to sustainably drive the energy sectors in which we operate,” said Alfonso Targhetta, procurement and subcontracting managing director, TSK

GE’s liquid-cooled inverters are rated for outdoor use and have been conceived to deliver in the harshest of conditions imaginable.

“We’re extremely proud of our relationship with TSK. Their trust in our technologies speaks volumes about GE’s competence in the solar industry. We’re confident about the abilities of our technology and remain open for further collaborations within the industry,” said Francesco Falco, global sales leader, GE’s Power Conversion business.

“In addition to technology innovation, GE can also provide financing, long-term service and digital solutions to help enable efficient solar farms. This is the example of the ”GE Store,” where GE businesses share knowledge and leverage each other’s strengths to deliver more valuable customer benefits,” added Francesco.

GE’s involvement in some of the biggest solar projects with key market players strengthens its position as a key technology enabler within the industry.

 

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