Satcon Inverters Powering 23 MW of Chinese Solar Projects

Satcon Technology Corporation has delivered 23 megawatts (MW) of its PowerGate Plus 500-kilowatt (kW) solar PV inverters to GCL Solar Limited for its 20-MW Jiming Hill Xunzhou ground mount solar plant and its 3-MW Yancheng Guoneng rooftop installation.

The 20-MW Xunzhou solar plant is located on 99 acres of hillside in the Xuzhou City Jiangsu Province and is expected to have an annual power generation of approximately 26,000,000 kWh and operate for approximately 1,300 hours annually. The entire project, from site selection, through feasibility analysis, project transfer, supply operating and maintenance proposal, training and final project guarantee, was completed in three and a half months.

The 3-MW Yancheng Guoneng rooftop installation is expected to produce 3,370,000 kWh of grid connected solar power annually. It is housed on 46 million square meters of factory rooftop. The entire project was completed, from design to activation, in seventy-five days Satcon said.

“Both the Xunzhou photovoltaic power station and the Yangcheng City rooftop installation are technological breakthroughs in project construction and technology innovation,” said Dr. Gu Huamin, general manager of GCL Solar Limited. “The two installations clearly demonstrate China’s increasing demand for utility scale renewable power production and its commitment to large scale solar innovation.”

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