(SeeNews) - Nov 28, 2012 - US inverter maker Santerno, part of Italian Carraro Group (BIT:CARR), unveiled an order for energy conversion solutions for a 265-MWp solar park in California.
The contract, worth more than USD 25 million (EUR 19.4m), is for a number of 1.5-MW plug-and-play stations that include inverters, transformers and remote control systems. It marks the entry of the firm in the US utility scale market, Enrico Carraro, chairman of the Carraro Group, said in a press release on Tuesday.
The Mount Signal solar project 1 is currently being developed along the border of Mexico in Imperial county, California by AES Solar and 8minutenergy Renewables. The plant is expected to generate about 500 million kWh a year, enough to meet the electricity needs of 65,000 local households and to offset 365,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
Earlier this month, 8minutenergy Renewables LLC said all necessary requirements to formally begin construction of the solar park have been met. Commercial operation of the facility is slated to begin in early 2014.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.776)