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SMA to equip Australia’s 349-MW Limondale PV plant

Source: SMA Solar Technology

November 14 (Renewables Now) - German inverter maker SMA Solar Technology (ETR:S92) announced on Tuesday it is supplying equipment to the 349-MW Limondale photovoltaic (PV) plant that is being built in New South Wales, Australia.

More specifically, SMA will deliver 57 units of its Medium Voltage Power Stations (MVPS) 5500 and two SMA power plant controllers for one of the largest PV power plants in Australia. The Limondale solar farm is scheduled to commence operation in 2020. Upon completion, the facility is expected to generate enough electricity to supply more than 100,000 homes.

German company Belectric Solar & Battery GmbH, a subsidiary of the plant owner -- Innogy SE (ETR:IGY), is constructing the PV park. It is in charge of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works and the provision of operation and maintenance (O&M) services.

SMA’s MVPS 5500 combines two Sunny Central 2750-EV PV inverters, a transformer and switchgear in a single container. The SMA Power Plant Controller will allow flexible farm control of the 1,500-V PV power plant, explained the supplier.

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