Big Win For Sungrow In Brazil With 580 MW Solutions for Voltalia

Big Win For Sungrow In Brazil With 580 MW Solutions for Voltalia Sungrow Unveils Residential Inverter Built with Recycled Material at REI 2023

Sungrow, the global market leader in the supply of photovoltaic inverters, is supplying the PV inverters for the Serra do Mel 1&2 Photovoltaic Complex, owned by French energy major Voltalia, with operations in 20 countries. The Brazilian project is located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. The photovoltaic plants located in Rio Grande do Norte are part of the company’s largest cluster in the world.

The region (Serra Branca Cluster) has more than 800 MW in operation and construction in wind power plants and has the potential to reach up to 2.4 GW with the inclusion of the solar source, making it one of the largest hybrid complexes in the world.

Sungrow supplied 70 SG3125HV central inverters, focused on large photovoltaic power plants and ideal for use with bifacial modules. The SG3125HV has a level C5 corrosion degree and IP65 protection, making it the best solution on the market for solar plants close to the sea. The SG3125HV has a power of 3437 kW in a 1500 V solution and has communication boxes that allow remote control and automation of the entire generation system.

As an expansion plan, Voltalia has already started the construction of Solar Serra do Mel 3 to 6 also built with plans to utilise SUngrow supplied inverters. 608 SG350HX inverters will be supplied. In terms of power, Sungrow claims that the SG350HX is the world’s largest multi-MPPT string inverter and features C5 anti-corrosion grade, advanced thermal design, anti-PID solution and PLC communication. The SG350HX can be assembled in two versions: with 12 MPPTS and with 16 MPPTs, allowing the use of the inverter both with photovoltaic modules with 182mm cells and with 210mm cells. Together these plants will add up to 260 MW of installed capacity, increasing the operating capacity of the hybrid complex to 80%.

The wins in Brazil mark Sungrow’s emergence as a global leader, in a year when it has overtaken erstwhile leader Huawei comprehensively in more and more global markets.

Voltalia, after developing its large clusters in Brazil at Serra Branca (potential of 2.4 gigawatts, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte) and Canudos (potential of more than 1 gigawatt, in the state of Bahia), is also developing Arinos, a new solar cluster with a potential of more than 1.5 gigawatts, this time located in the southeast of the country.

It has a significant presence in Brazil with wind, solar, hydro and hybrid projects in multiple locations: the SMG wind farm in the state of Rio Grande do Norte (108 megawatts, in operation); the Oiapoque hybrid projects in the state of Amapá (23.5 megawatts, of which 7. 5 megawatts under construction); the Cabui hydroelectric project in the state of Minas Gerais (16 megawatts, contract secured in 2019); the Canudos 1 wind farm in the state of Bahia (99 megawatts under construction); and the large Serra Branca wind and solar cluster in the state of Rio Grande do Norte (688 megawatts of wind and solar power plants in operation, plus 517 megawatts of solar capacity under construction).

Voltalia is also a service provider for third-party customers in Brazil. Voltalia develops sites there for sale to third parties. At the same time, Voltalia provides construction and maintenance services for facilities owned by third parties.

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