Thesan, Power-One partner on 9 MW PV project in Romania


Leading Italian solar system integrator Thesan has completed six solar parks in Romania with a total installed capacity of 9 MWp.

The company, a division of the Savio Group, planned and implemented the acquisition and construction of the installations, each with a capacity of between 1 MWp and 2.5 MWp.

Thesan used inverters manufactured by California-based Power-One for all six installations.

The first 2 MWp-installation, located southwest of Bucharest, has already been connected to the grid and has also received an accreditation of the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) for issuing so-called green certificates. As of Wednesday, four installations have been finalized using Power-One’s pre-assembled Ultra Station and Plus Station, which consist of the company’s PVI-267.0-TL and PVI-400.0-TL central inverters.

Thesan chose Power-One’s Plus Station for the other two projects, which are currently under construction.

Power-One’s turnkey solutions are available in many options for power installations rated between 400 kW and 3,110 kW, the company said.

"This is the first time we have worked with Power-One," said Pierluigi Borgogna, head of Thesan’s Renewable Energy Division. "In the beginning we chose the company due to its high quality products as well as to the impressive performance of Power-One’s inverters. Now we also had the chance to experience their service. From the design to the choice of the best inverter for each installation up to the connection to the grid – Power-One supported us during all phases of the project in a reliable and professional manner."

Alessandra Romoli, Power-One’s area sales manager for South EMEA, added that Thesan’s project was in one of the most promising PV markets in southeastern Europe.

"Romania offers the ideal topographical and political conditions for the installation of solar parks, which makes it a perfect investment target. We are glad about the fruitful and intense cooperation with Thesan and are looking forward to the future."

Power-One, the world’s second largest designer and manufacturer of photovoltaic inverters, is a subsidiary of the ABB Group.