Ingeteam’s South Africa subsidiary is to supply 78 of its inverters to the Sishen Solar facility in South Africa.
The 94MW DC project, in Northern Cape Province, forms part of the second phase of the South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme and is being developed by Acciona.
Ingeteam will supply 78 of its Sun PowerMax central inverters, which will be housed inside 39 power station shelters, each with a 2MW output.
Ingeteam is also supplying the Sishen Solar facility with its EMS Plant Manager control system, to comply with grid regulations.
Sichen Solar Facility will comprise 320,000 polycrystalline modules, covering 250 hectares, and is scheduled to be supplying electricity to the national grid, by July 2014. Its expected output is 216GWh a year.
As part of a massive solar module supply deal for several utility-scale PV power plant projects led by renewable energy company, Acciona, JinkoSolar is supplying the modules for Shishen, with shipments to the South African project to start in November 2013 through September 2014.
The Ingeteam South Africa subsidiary based in Midrand near Johannesburg launched last year, and is also supplying inverters for the 75MW Jasper project.
The progress of the Sishen Solar project follows predictions that solar electricity will undercut coal in South Africa by 2020.