ABB will supply inverters to a 146.4MW project in Honduras, which it claims will be the largest in Latin America.
The project is split across two sites with ABB providing 52 of its 2MW PVSS800-IS inverters stations. It will also provide a SCADA monitoring platform and training and support services for the system’s upkeep.
“We are developing further our service organisation in the region to meet the increasing needs for solar business as I expect more projects to come,” said Blas Gonzalez, ABB’s country and discrete automation and motion division manager for Central America and the Caribbean.
“Based on the latest estimates, just in Central America, an impressive 1.5GW of PV capacity is expected to be installed within a six-year period through 2020, while there is a strong and increasing tendency towards renewables in the Caribbean. This means great opportunities for using solar energy in large-scale power plants as well as in smaller systems on commercial and industrial buildings in our countries.”
Deliveries began this month with grid connection expected in November 2015.
Canadian Solar won a contract for a 146.4MW project in Honduras last month.
The project would marginally outmuscle the 141MW Luz Del Norte project being built in Chile, which its developer, First Solar, has also described as Latin America's largest PV project.