Sungrow secures 400 MW inverter deal in Chile’s largest project

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Enel Green Power, the renewable energy arm of Italian utility Enel, plans to build Chile’s largest PV plant, at Copiapó in the Atacama desert. The company is expected to begin construction on the 400 MW project this year and will use Sungrow inverters. Enel has not yet released any more project data.

“Sungrow’s 6.25 MW turnkey solution for 1500 Vdc systems – featuring unmatched efficiency of up to 99% and [a] maximum DC/AC ratio of up to 1.5 – is an ideal solution for the utility scale PV farm in this region,” said the company in a statement. “Notably, the solution is in compliance with the Chilean codes for earthquakes and is extremely resilient to the severe conditions [in the Atacama desert].”

Since the opening of its Chile branch in 2017, Sungrow has expanded in the country. The company said it closed 2018 with more than 50 MW of distributed generation system capacity in Chile.

“We are proud to be a part of the 400 MW project in Chile, a landmark installation which represents our commitments to decarbonize … Chile,” said Gonzalo Feito, chief executive of Sungrow Chile.

“There is an incredible demand for renewable energy in Latin America, in particular [in] Chile, Brazil and Argentina. We have seen, through our efforts, an intense desire by the people and government to continue evolving … [to] grid parity and a cleaner future.”