Delta, a Taiwan-headquartered producer of power electronics, has successfully integrated 1,008 of its string inverters at a 50.4 MW solar PV project in Denmark.
The Vandel power project is comprised of 126 individual solar plants of 400 kW capacity, built on a former NATO military base and covering 108 hectares of undulating land. The German subsidiary of Delta has supplied and installed the company’s M50A string inverters at the site in what is one of the largest string-controlled ground-mounted solar parks in Europe.
The output of the solar plant is sufficient to meet the electricity needs of 21,500 local households annually, and will generate 71.7 million kWh of renewable energy each year. Delta’s 98.6% efficient inverters boast IP65-rated enclosure, thus making them suitable for Denmark’s wet and windy climate, while the use of string at scale made for easy installation and the avoidance of costly external DC connection boxes.
“This is the largest success case our PV inverters have ever achieved in the entire EMEA region,” said Delta president and general manager for EMEA Jackie Chang, who added that the completion of the project is a major milestone for the firm. “The integration expertise of Delta’s service team has also been crucially beneficial for the commissioning of this project, give the colossal size of this PV power plant conglomerate.”
Denmark’s fledging solar PV sector – at least in comparison to its world-leading wind power output – has had an encouraging year, with the recent cross-border auction with Germany the latest in a string of positive steps the country has taken in diversifying its renewable energy portfolio.