Ingeteam supplied its INGECON SUN PowerMax B Series central inverters, which come in sets of three in a 40-foot container. The 4.8 MW systems also include a power transformer, low-voltage switchgear, medium-voltage switchgear and an auxiliary services panel.
Downer EDI is handling EPC duties for the project, which is still under construction. All electricity will be fed into Origin Energy’s regional grid network, according to an online statement. The Sydney-based utility signed a 13-year PPA for the Clare project in May 2016.
Ingeteam has already supplied roughly 46 GW of inverters for renewables projects throughout the world. It currently claims a renewables O&M portfolio of about 10 GW.
Madrid-based Fotowatio Renewable Ventures expects to complete the Clare project by the end of this year. The array will be the Spanish developer’s third large-scale PV project in Australia. In 2014, it completed a 24 MW array near Royalla, New South Wales. And in early 2016, it signed a 15-year PPA with Origin Energy for a 56 MW installation in Moree, New South Wales.
More recently, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures won an auction last October for a 300 MW project in Mexico, with a bid of $26.99/MWh. And in May of this year, it started building 133.4 MW of solar capacity at two site in Jordan.