SMA supplies inverters for Myanmar’s largest PV project


SMA Solar Technology AG will deliver a 21 MV Power Station 2000SC to a 50 MW PV project in Myanmar – the nation's largest solar project.

The PV plant is in Minbu, 500km northwest of Yangon, and will go into operation in the spring. The 200-acre solar park will generate approximately 87 million kWh of solar power – meeting the energy demand of around 20,000 Myanmar households.

The MVPS 2000SC is a turnkey system solution equipped with two powerful Sunny Central 1000SC-XT inverters and a perfectly matched medium voltage solution for the grid connection.

“SMA Sunny Central inverters, with their proven technology and high power density, are successfully in operation in numerous PV power plants worldwide,” said John Susa, Executive VP of SMA Sales for North America and APAC [Asia-Pacific]. “The robust central inverters undergo several demanding stress tests and are perfectly suited for all challenging climatic conditions.

“In the northern region of Myanmar, where the PV project is located, the performance of the inverter capacity under extremely high temperatures is of fundamental importance. Our Sunny Central inverters can address the demand with full nominal power in continuous operation at ambient temperatures of up to 40C.

“SMA has achieved great success in the southeast Asia region in 2018, and this project is definitely one of the milestones. We are very proud of working with CTIEC – China Triumph International Engineering Group Co., Ltd. The EPC [provider] has rich experience with large-scale power plant projects in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America.”

Ray Liu, Director of CTIEC's New Energy Department, added: “Minbu Solar Park is the first large-scale solar project in Myanmar, we need to work with reliable partners to ensure its success in performance. We know that SMA has the global experience and reliability which is necessary to minimize the risks, we chose SMA’s system technology because we were impressed by its product testing procedure and high degree of design flexibility. SMA also made a vital contribution to deliver the products within a tight construction schedule.”