30 MW PV plant planned for Puerto Rico

16. May 2012 | Applications & Installations, Industry & Suppliers | By:  Becky Stuart

Satcon Technology Corporation will supply 30 megawatts (MW) of its Equinox Prism Platform medium voltage building block to Western Wind and Lord Electric for a photovoltaic plant in Puerto Rico.

Satcon Equinox Prism Platform

Satcon will deliver the photovoltaic solution to Puerto Rico.

According to a statement released, Western Wind and Lord Electric will use 20 1.5 MW Equinox Prism Platforms, which comprise factory-integrated step-up transformers, MV disconnect switches, and power conversion electronics, in what is expected to be the second biggest plant of its kind in the territory when complete.

A spokesperson for Western Wind and Lord Electric additionally told pv magazine that work will begin on the plant, to be located in Yabucoa, as soon as financial close has been reached with the banks, which is "expected in a week or two". Lord Electric has been named the prime contractor.

They added that all necessary permits have been secured and that the project will cost between $140 million and $150 million. It is expected come online next March.

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