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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.

 

 

Ingeteam has supplied its PV inverters to the recently-inaugurated PV solar plant in Moquegua, located in southern Peru. This plant, which was recently inaugurated by the country’s President, Ollanta Humala, occupies a surface area of 134 hectares and represents an investment of more than 35 million euros.

With an estimated annual energy production of 45,000 MWh, the plant is expected to meet the annual energy demand of some 20,000 homes.

This order has enabled Ingeteam to gain a foothold in the Peruvian PV market, a market which has strong solar energy potential.

Some four hundred workers were employed in thinget2e construction of this plant, which they managed to complete in just seven months. SolarPack was responsible for the development and construction of the plant. The Ingeteam supply comprised ten 1.8 MW power stations, designed to comply with all the requirements of the country’s grid code. Thus, aiming at satisfying all the requisites of the Committee for the Economic Operation of the System (COES), Ingeteam also supplied its EMS (Energy Management System) in order to implement the power plant control.

To date, Ingeteam has supplied more than 34 GW to its customers within the renewable energy sector, confirming its position as one of the world’s leading power converter manufacturers.

On the 17th July last, Ingeteam obtained authorisation for the use of its string PV inverters in residential generating systems. The authorisation document was signed by the Electricity and Fuel Superintendence (SEC) of the Ministry of Energy of Chile.

This authorisation allows the string PV inverters made by Ingeteam to be installed and used in accordance with Law 20.571 of the Government of Chile, governing the payment of the electricity tariffs for residential generating systems.

Therefore, according to this law, either an individual or company can install a Non-Conventional Renewable Energy (ERNC) generating system on its property and use the energy produced for self consumption (up to a maximum of 100 kW). Whenever more energy is produced than consumed (surplus), then this can be injected into the public electricity grid, and the price of this energy is then deducted from the next electricity bill. This billing system is known as net metering.

The PV inverters

The string PV inverters approved by the Chilean SEC, under Law 20.571, pertain to the INGECON SUN 1Play (2.5 –6 kW) single-phase transformerless family with a dual MPPT input, and also to the INGECON SUN 3Play (10 – 20 kW) three-phase inverter family. As far as the three-phase PV inverters are concerned, these have been approved for both the single and dual MPPT input modes.

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On April 28th, the Dubai local authority DEWA (Dubai Electricity Water Authority) released the last updated list of “Equipment meeting eligibility requirements for DEWA Distributed Renewable Resources Generation Program (Shams Dubai)” regarding the connection of solar energy to houses and buildings by encouraging the proprietors to install PV panels to produce electricity. This is the first programme out of three, inside the “Smart Dubai Initiative”, aiming at transforming Dubai into the smartest city in the world in three years.

Ingeteam is proud to announce that its PV inverters’ brand INGECON® SUN has been qualified on DEWA’s list. This document provides an overview of the manufacturers and equipment that meet DEWA’s technical standards and can be installed for PV on-grid application. Ingeteam is the 1st inverter manufacturer qualified as eligible equipment for DEWA with its central inverters INGECON® SUN PowerMax.

The brand new INGECON® SUN PowerStation CON40 is a 40ft. containerised MV Plug & Play solution up to 3,500 kVA – 36 kV, specially designed for utility-scale PV plants under adverse environmental conditions.

The 40ft. container features IP65 protection degree and innovative air-conditioned cooling system, ensuring the best PV inverter operation (99.1% maximum efficiency). It is the only solution in the market that withstands extreme temperatures up to 60°C without power derating.

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SolarCity has created a fund expected to finance $750 million in residential solar projects with an investment from Google. The new fund will cover the upfront cost of solar panel installations for thousands of homeowners in 14 states and the District of Columbia, USA, and make it possible for them to pay less for solar power than they pay for electricity generated by fossil fuels.

“We’re happy to support SolarCity’s mission to help families reduce their carbon footprint and energy costs,” said Sidd Mundra, Renewable Energy Principal at Google. “It’s good for the environment, good for families and also makes good business sense.”

Google has committed $300 million to the new fund—its largest renewable energy investment to date. The new fund is the largest of its kind ever created for residential solar power, and the second such collaboration between the two companies.

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