Invenergy advised that GE had committed to supplying 23MW of solar equipment to its Grand Ridge Solar project, which is under construction in Illinois. Expected to be completed in mid-2012, the Grand Ridge Solar project will be, according to Invenergy, the largest solar farm in the Midwest. Located in La Salle County, and adjacent to Invenergy’s Grand Ridge Wind project, GE will provide its thin-film solar panels as well as packaged inverter skids that include Brilliance inverters, transformers and re-combiners in addition to its SunIQ plant controls.
“As we look to continue the expansion of our clean energy portfolio, advancements in technology have made solar a more competitive solution,” said Michael Polsky, Invenergy's president and chief executive officer. “Having installed over 1,500 of GE's wind turbines at projects across the United States, integrating GE's solar technology is a natural fit.”