Growatt supplies central and string inverters to 20 MW Thai solar plant


China’s Growatt has supplied a range of central and string inverter solutions to a 20 MW solar PV project in Thailand that has been developed by Jetion Solar.

Divided into four sub-plants of 5 MW each, the 20 MW solar farm is three-quarters controlled by Growatt’s CP2000 Station-S compact central inverters, which are 2 MW each in capacity and have been designed to operate to optimal efficiency in hot and humid conditions, such as those found in Thailand.

The fourth and final quarter of the project was completed using a series of Growatt’s 20000TL3-HE string inverters ,which have a fanless design and boast efficiencies of up to 99%. Growatt had previously demonstrated its string inverters’ efficacy at scale last year, when they were installed at a 90 MW solar farm in Phitsanulok, Thailand.

The Thai solar market is proving a happy hunting ground for the Chinese firm. Since entering in 2013, Growatt now has a cumulative capacity of more than 300 MW of inverters installed, the company said. Worldwide, that figure has now surpassed 5 GW.