San Diego-based EPC company Swinerton Renewable Energy has selected SMA for supplying 700MW of central inverters to seven utility-scale PV plants in California. SMA will deliver 317 Sunny Central 2200-US inverters for all of the systems as construction commences.
The first project—the 108 MW AC Springbok 1 Solar Farm in Kern County, California—is already under construction. All of the systems, which range from 50 to 150 MW each, are expected to be complete in 2016.
The Sunny Central 2200-US was specifically designed for the U.S. market and is fully UL certified. Boasting 2,200 kVA of output power at 1,000 VDC, it offers high power density and efficiency, minimizing the total installed cost while maximizing the energy production of the power plant. It also provides grid management and ancillary services such as Q-on-Demand, permitting usage in a variety of large-scale applications.
“The Sunny Central 2200-US is part of our most technologically advanced central inverter line and will provide the reliability and efficiency that these utility-scale systems require,” explained Boris Wolff, SMA executive vice president business unit Utility.
“SMA offers the highest quality, most reliable products in the industry,” said George Hershman, vice president and general manager of Swinerton Renewable Energy. “We are pleased to partner with them and deliver a significant portfolio of projects for our clients and clean, reliable energy throughout the U.S.”