Abu Dhabi’s Sweihan solar complex to use Ingeteam inverters

Ingeteam’s central inverter solution. Source: Ingeteam (www.ingeteam.com).

Sep 13 (Renewables Now) - Spanish firm Ingeteam Power Technology has been selected as inverter supplier for the 1,177-MWp Sweihan solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Abu Dhabi.

The Spanish group said on Tuesday it has won the contract from Indian electrical engineering services provider Sterling and Wilson, which is in charge of building and operating the solar complex. The project is developed by Japan’s Marubeni Corp (TYO:8002) and China-based JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:JKS), each with a 20% stake, and the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA).

As part of the deal, Ingeteam will supply its 1,000 Vdc INGECON SUN PowerMax B series central inverters with an output of up to 2.33 MW. They will be fitted in power stations, or the so-called inverter stations, consisting of two dual 2.33-MW inverters and voltage conversion devices.

Deliveries of the equipment are expected to be carried out at the start of next year, Ingeteam said.

Construction of the Sweihan solar park has already been initiated and commissioning is scheduled for end-2018. Following completion, the plant’s output will be sold to ADWEA's Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Co (ADWEC) under a power purchase agreement (PPA) at a price of USD 0.0242 (EUR 0.0202) per kWh.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.835)

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