Solar, Utility Scale

Satcon Gets 38 MW PowerGate Order from GCL

Fresh off the heels of announcing a deal that would send 30-megawatts (MW) of inverters to Greece, Satcon Technology Corporation said this week that it has been selected to ship 38 MW of its PowerGate Plus 500 kW solar PV inverter solutions to GCL Solar Limited, one of China’s largest utility solar power plant developers.

The Satcon inverters will be installed at three separate solar power plants and come in addition to the previously announced 23 MW supplied for China’s largest ground-mounted and largest rooftop projects in 2009.

The first plant will be the 10-MW Youyu City site, located in the Shanxi Provence and will supply power to Shanxi International Power Solar Power Generation Ltd. A second 10-MW plant will be located in the Ningxia Hui Nationality Municipality and will supply power to Ningxia State Power CSI New Energy Developer Ltd.

The third plant, which will have a capacity of between 18 and 20 MW site will be constructed in the first half of the year and is expected to be energized in late summer.

“These new projects demonstrate the increased momentum of the utility scale solar marketplace in China,” said Dr. Gu Huamin, general manager of GCL Solar Limited. “As we build on this foundation that has been established over the past year, we must provide the highest levels of performance, reliability, and value to our customers. Satcon is an important partner for GCL as we continue to develop and deliver China’s largest and most advanced solar power plant facilities.”