Enfinity Partners With Satcon For French Utility Scale PV Solar Installation
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 16, 2010
Satcon Technology has announced that they have been selected by Enfinity for two power stations at one of France's largest PV solar farm in Les Mees, Alpes-Haute-Provence.
For these sites, Enfinity has chosen Satcon's PowerGate Plus 500 kilowatt solution, the world's most widely deployed utility ready solar PV inverter with over 600 megawatts booked since its introduction in 2005.
All of Satcon's solutions include advanced utility ready features to enable simplified grid interconnection and can be easily integrated into SCADA systems through standardized communication interfaces.
"Les Mees will be one of the largest solar energy projects of its kind in France, and as a result, we needed to partner with a market leader that could deliver superior results," said Patrick Decuyper, CEO Europe and co-founder, Enfinity.
"Satcon's innovative technology and expertise with utility scale solar power production will help us achieve the highest level of performance and reliability required for these installations. We are pleased about our partnership with Satcon, and look forward to working together on this and future projects."
Upon completion, the two sites will produce approximately 23,400,000 kilowatt hours of power, the energy production equivalent to supply over 10,500 families. It will also reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 2,641,000 kilograms or 5,822,408 pounds.
"The Les Mees project marks an important step for Satcon as we continue to expand on our international growth and officially enter the French utility scale solar market," said Steve Rhoades, Satcon's President and Chief Executive Officer.
"Satcon has been part of most of the world's largest scale solar power plants and we see tremendous momentum in France. We are excited to team up with one of the world leaders in large scale solar projects for this installation and look forward to a close partnership with Enfinity in the future."
Les Mees is scheduled for completion in October 2010.
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