The two installations will be outfitted with TRIO-50.0-TL-OUTD three-phase string inverters, with the delivery of the technology set to be complete by October 2017. Image: ABB

The two installations will be outfitted with TRIO-50.0-TL-OUTD three-phase string inverters, with the delivery of the technology set to be complete by October 2017. Image: ABB

Solar power conversion company ABB has signed off on a contract to provide its string inverters for two PV projects delivered by the Solek Group in Chile — with the two installations posting a combined generation output of 12MW.

The two installations will be outfitted with TRIO-50.0-TL-OUTD three-phase string inverters, with the delivery of the technology set to be complete by October 2017.

Tanja Vainio, country manager, ABB Czech Republic, said: “We firmly believe that solar technology should be a leading sustainable energy source for distributed power generation and building applications, driving growth in mature and developing economies. We are therefore committed to continual investment in this sector, leveraging the strong digital capabilities from across our business, as part of ABB Ability, to develop market leading PV solutions and product platforms.

“The current investment into photovoltaic plants in Chile brings new opportunities to the Czech Republic and we are proud to announce that the Solek Group, the supplier of both projects, will begin using ABB string inverter technology to power PV progress in Chile.”

The Solek Group’s pilot project — the 3.07MW Cuz Cuz power plant near Illapel — already started to deliver power into the Chilean national grid by the end of 2016.

Zdeněk Sobotka, CEO, Solek Group, added: “We constantly look at new technologies in our field and always seek to get the best for our projects. ABB string inverters have proved ideal for our current projects in Chile. Moreover, ABB is a solid partner for us and that is why our two new projects, Amaparo del Sol and Santa Laura (formerly referred to as La Frotuna), will use these products.”

Tags: chile, abb, string inverters

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