Solar, Utility Scale

Satcon Receives 30-MW PV Inverter Order

Satcon Technology will deliver 30.5 megawatts (MW) of its PowerGate Plus solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters under a global master supply agreement with Energy 21 Group, one of Europe’s largest private power utilities.

The inverters will be used to power fifteen solar power plants in the Czech Republic. These installations qualify as part of the Czech Republic’s Feed-In Tariff program, which is projected to create over 500 MW of grid-connected PV power plants through 2011.

The power stations will be owned by Energy 21, which specializes in the construction and operation of large scale solar plants in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. CE Solar, the EPC division of Energy 21, will deliver and maintain the solar PV plants which will be constructed in the first half of the year.

“The utility scale solar power market in the Czech Republic is poised for significant growth in 2010 as demonstrated by these projects,” said Daniel Kunz, CEO of Energy 21. “Satcon is a trusted partner of Energy 21. Our experience working with them on some of the largest installations across the Czech Republic and Slovakia over the past two years gives us tremendous confidence that these new solar plants will deliver the highest level of reliability and performance, and provide the strongest value to our shareholders.”

In addition to thirty-three of Satcon’s industry-leading PowerGate Plus 500kW inverters, the order also included thirteen of the company’s one megawatt PowerGate Plus CE inverters, four 250kW CE PowerGate Plus inverters, and over six hundred of its recently introduced smart subcombiners, the Satcon SSC solution.