Sungrow has announced that it has supplied its medium-voltage inverter solutions to a 100 MW solar park in Kaposvàr, south-west Hungary, which is one of the largest PV projects and biggest investments of its type in the whole of Central Europe.
The plant has been under construction by China National Machinery Import and Export (CMC) since June 2019, with over 50% of the plant now completed despite the impact of the Covid pandemic. Expected to be commercially cutover by February 2021, the project will ensure an annual power generation of 130 GWh, satisfying the electricity demands of a city with 50,000 inhabitants and eliminating an annual 4,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The project utilizes Sungrow turnkey medium-voltage inverters, which ensure high efficiency and help maximize the yield of the plant. In addition to the inverters, Sungrow has also provided its advanced container integration service, which ensures compatibility and system efficiency when the customer adopts devices like Ring Main Unit (RMU), UPS and Protecta from different manufacturers, addressing the stringent grid codes required by E.ON, the European electricity utility company. The highly integrated container design streamlines transportation and O&M, enabling significant cost-saving.
“The solar park will contribute to the development of a well-balanced and sustainable energy mix in Hungary and guarantee the country’s energy security,” said Innovation and Technology minister László Palkovics in a statement.
“Hungary continues with its goal of diversifying its energy sources with a focus on solar power. We are delighted to partner with Sungrow to contribute to the national ambition of increasing the share of its electricity from renewable sources via this 100 MW landmark project. The standout technologies, responsiveness and professional service that Sungrow offers are paramount to our success and bodes well for more joint ventures in the near future,” commented Mr. Wang Guopeng, Chief Project Engineer at CMC.
“Sungrow is delighted to offer competitive inverter solutions to power more communities and facilities, leveraging solar assets for a more sustainable environment and fueling Hungary’s economic growth,” added Lewis Li, General Manager of Sungrow Europe.
Sungrow made its first entry to Hungary a decade ago and has delivered hundreds of megawatts of its inverter solutions to the country in the first three quarters of this year.