Sungrow Bags 400 MW Inverter Deal For Chile’s Largest Solar Plant

The solar PV farm in Copiapó, once completed, is expected to be the largest PV plant in the South American nation.

Sungrow Inverter Chile

Sungrow, one of the leading global inverter solution supplier for renewables, has signed an agreement with Enel Green Power Chile to supply its featured 1500V inverter solutions to a 400 MW PV farm in Copiapó, Chile.

The solar PV farm in Copiapó, once completed, is expected to be the largest PV plant in the South American nation.

The PV plant is located in one of the driest places on the earth, the Atacama Desert, and is expected to commence construction this year. The Desert is home to many of Chilean solar farms due to the optimal climate conditions for this technology, high radiation and medium temperature. Sungrow’s 6.25 MW turnkey solution for 1500Vdc systems, featuring efficiencies of up to 99% and maximum DC/AC ratio of up to 1.5, making it an ideal solution for the utility-scale PV farm in this region. Notably, the solution is in compliance with the Chilean codes for earthquakes resisting and is extremely resilient to severe conditions.

“Sungrow is an important worldwide player in the energy industry. Its 22-years experience gives us the confidence to be working with a reliable partner in order to achieve the best results in this PV project,” said Valter Moro, General Manager of Enel Green Power Chile, the renewables subsidiary of the Enel Group in Chile.

Since opening its Chilean branch in 2017, Sungrow accelerated its expansion into the country with a growing products portfolio alongside a rapidly scaling service platform. The Company closed 2018 with more than 50 MW in PMGD (Pequeños Medios de Generación Distribuida) projects. “We are proud to be a part of the 400 MW project in Chile, a landmark installation which represents our commitments to decarbonise process that Chile is living,” said Gonzalo Feito, Country Manager of Sungrow Chile.

“There is an incredible demand for renewable energy in Latin America, in particular, Chile, Brazil and Argentina. We have seen through our efforts an intense desire by the people and government to continue evolving in ways to the grid parity and a cleaner future,” he added.

Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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