SMA to supply inverter solution for 220-MW PV project in Chile

Ovejeria solar park in Chile. Image by Colbun (

February 4 (Renewables Now) - German inverter maker SMA Solar Technology AG (ETR:S92) said on Wednesday it is supplying its equipment for the 220-MW Diego de Almagro Sur solar project in Chile.

SMA received an order for 46 units of its medium voltage power station (MVPS) solution from Chilean utility Colbun SA, which is currently building the solar complex in the Atacama Desert.

Each one of SMA’s MVPS will be equipped with the Sunny Central 4600 central inverter, a transformer and switchgear in a single container, explained the supplier.

At present, Colbun's clean capacity consists of only hydropower plants and one solar farm in operation in Chile. Besides Diego de Almagro Sur, the company's near-term plans to add more non-hydro renewables include projects for the 980-MW Horizonte wind farm and the 925-MW Inti Pacha solar complex, among others.

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