Satcon Technology has received an order from GCL Solar for 150MW of its PowerGate Plus 500kW solar PV inverters. The deal marks the second phase of Satcon’s partnership with GCL, which was established in 2009.
Satcon will begin supplying the inverters this month, with all deliveries scheduled for completion in October of 2010. Satcon’s 500kW units will be used on multiple utility scale projects across China and will build on the collaboration between the two companies, which includes the 3MW and 20MW power plants completed in December of 2009, China’s largest rooftop and ground mounted installations respectively.
“The foundation of China’s large scale photovoltaic industry has been firmly established over the past year and the market is now entering its next phase in both project sophistication and scale,” said Dr. Gu Huamin, general manager of GCL Solar. “As we move forward the balance between technology innovation, system stability, and overall system efficiency becomes paramount to the successful integration of solar power onto China’s national grid.”
“GCL is one of the world’s most progressive large scale solar innovators,” said Steve Rhoades, Satcon’s president and CEO. “Their projects have set the new standard in utility scale solar design and installation, and mark a new chapter in the global solar PV power industry. We are honored to partner with GCL and be a part of this world class team of solar power leaders.”