AEG Power Solutions and its subsidiary. Skytron energy, have successfully deployed a 5.8 MWp PV installation across four sites in Yuma, Arizona.
The commercial project is a highly customized PV installation that has been divided into multiple sub-sites: rooftop, ground and carport installations, throughout the city that is the sunniest place on earth.
AEG Power Solutions provided its Protect PV.500 solar inverters for the project, with skytron energy lending their expertise in the form of their monitoring, control and supervision package, which includes their PVGuard control room platform a software system that integrates all sites into a single, intuitive visualization platform.
The instrumentation installed in the system is designed to piece together the requisite data required for optimum power output, management and monitoring, with string combiner boxes, data loggers, weather and irradiation sensors and a central power plant controller functioning in unison to offer real-time condition monitoring, data acquisition and grid stability management.
The owners of the installation, PPA Partners, are a national renewable energy development company with more than 50 MW of PV projects currently in development.
"Delivering this highly complex installation from the design to the final grid connection has been a fantastic collaborative effort," said PPA Partners CEO, Bruce Mercy. "The joint AEG Power Solutions and skytron energy team supported us in planning the architecture of the entire PV power plant, in choosing the best components and in designing an optimum plant operation. The comprehensive service and support from a very competent team has been a great experience."
AEG Power Solutions President Americas, Enrique de La Cruz, added: "AEG PS and skytron energy are joining forces to meet the demand of their growing North American customer base. Our combined expertise allows us to propose complete solutions and services for resilient, efficient solar installations but also for complex micro-grids."