Sungrow has announced that it has secured a contract to supply its latest ultra-powerful SG350HX string inverter for a 45.75 MW PV project in Saudi Arabia. The project, at the Jubail 3A Independent Water Plant (IWP), is part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 planning and is forecast to begin commercial operations in Q4 2022, generating 600,000 cubic meters of drinkable water each day.
As a carbon-free electrical facility, the plant is a very high profile project. Located near the Persian Gulf, it will be subjected to harsh environmental conditions including extreme temperatures, high salt spray and frequent sandstorms. The SG320HX inverter offers significant levels of durability given its IP66 protection capability and C5 anti-corrosion level and is also able to satisfy the stringent requirements demanded of inverters by the project’s adoption of 670Wp large-format modules.
“It’s of enormous value for all stakeholders that this water desalination project is able to take advantage of Saudi Arabia’s solar resources to meet the challenge of water sustainability and the plant will make an important contribution to the zero carbon objectives set out in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030,” commented Alvin Shi, Sungrow’s Managing Director for the MENA region.