Schneider Electric and Neoen sign 750 MW solar framework agreement

French independent power producer (IPP) Neoen has signed a framework agreement with Schneider Electric – a France-headquartered producer of solar inverter solutions – to supply PV, monitoring and switchgear solutions to 750 MW of solar projects across three continents.

The agreement will see Schneider Electric supply its Conext SmartGen conversion stations to a range of solar projects being developed by Neoen. Th conversion stations developed by Schneider Electric comprise a 1,500V central inverter, medium voltage switchgear, transformers and a complete monitoring and control system.

Also included is Schneider Electric’s lifecycle maintenance services, which enables plant owners to predict where and when faults may occur with components well in advance, and thus increases site uptime and energy harvest.

Both companies have previously collaborated on the 300 MW Cestas solar plant in France – Europe’s largest solar installation.