Boston, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Satcon Technology Corporation announced that it has been selected by EasyPower S.A. to supply 2.5 megawatts (MW) of its PowerGate Plus 100-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic inverter solutions across 25 installations on the island of Rhodes, Greece. The solar power plants will be developed and constructed by EasyPower S.A. and are expected to generate enough solar energy to supply 1.2% of the islands electricity demand.
Each system will include Satcon’s PowerGate Plus inverters, combined with two-axis trackers and monocrystalline modules and could generate in excess of 225,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) annually.
At present, the island’s power is made by diesel generators which can produce up to 194.4 MW during peak demand periods. Rhodes’ energy consumption surges during the summer months as the population of the island swells by three hundred percent.
“These installations demonstrate the increased penetration of large scale solar power generation into today’s island and urban energy grids,” said Peter Deege, Satcon’s general manager for Europe. “Our experience in utility scale and island grid solar solutions combined with EasyPower’s design, engineering and construction expertise will ensure that these solar plants are a secure and cost effective renewable energy source for the island. We are honored to be selected by EasyPower.”