Fire accident at Argentinian solar park’s central inverters


From pv magazine Latam.

The municipal firefighters of Ullum, in the San Juan province of Argentina, managed to extinguish a fire that occurred in the central inverters at the Ullum photovoltaic park. On Sunday morning, they received a call from the central headquarters of the San Juan police to come to put out a fire in the photovoltaic plant owned by the Argentinian energy company Genneia SA, a company active in the provinces of Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos,

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found that a number of inverters had caught fire. At 1:50 p.m., they considered the incident controlled, after the flames had consumed the interior of the cabinets where the inverters and the thick wiring that interconnect them are located.

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Genneia acquired the solar park together with two more solar plants in April 2018. The three solar facilities, named, respectively, Ullum I (25 MW), Ullum II (25 MW) and Ullum III (32 MW), were developed in the province of San Juan by state-owned power supplier Energía Provincial Sociedad del Estado (EPSE). It remains unclear which of the three solar plants has been affected by the fire accident.

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