The power struggle taking place within the global inverter market continues, as companies strive to meet increasingly precise project specifications, and prove that their inverter solutions have efficiency and pricing value. Chinese inverter manufacturer Sungrow has scored an early victory in 2017, as it has been awarded a supply deal for 200 MW of its inverters in Japan.
The agreement has been signed with Japanese project developer Blue Capital Management, and is for the supply of the company’s SG2000 central inverter. The utility-scale project is 200 MW in size and is due to be completed over the next three years.
Sungrow’s SG2000 inverter has a containerized design, which allows all of the components to be accessed without actually entering the container, which makes maintenance simpler. Blue Capital Management mentioned its satisfaction with working with such a well established partner, “as Sungrow has an excellent manufacturing operation and provides reliable inverters with proven quality,” said the company.
Sungrow will be happy to have been chosen for this supply agreement, as Blue Capital Management is aiming to expand its PV portfolio over the next few years, with the goal of building 500 MW of plants. Sungrow is currently tussling with fellow Chinese company Huawei and German SMA Technology to reign supreme in the inverter manufacturing market, with each company focusing on different products to win over the project developers.
“Sungrow remains dedicated to bringing green and effective energy to markets in need all around the world,” commented President of Sungrow Professor Renxian Cao. “We will continue to offer class-leading products and services to our Japanese partners.”