Order focus: Satcon’s 1MW Prism inverters selected for SunPower 10MW plant in Chicago


Touted as the largest urban solar power plant in the U.S. a 10MW facility on the south-side of Chicago, the new plant will use Satcon’s 1MW Prism inverters. The site, owned and operated by Exelon Generation, was designed and is being constructed by SunPower Corp, using approximately 32,300 of its solar modules as well as SunPower’s trackers.

“The Exelon City Solar project demonstrates solar power’s integration as a stable and viable core contributor into one of the country’s largest energy markets,” noted Howard Wenger, President, Global Business unit at SunPower. “This project is a clear example of the unique demands of large scale solar power generation, and required that we design a system that is comprised of the industry’s highest performing and most reliable components. Satcon’s experience and expertise in large scale solar made them the natural choice for us.”

“Exelon City Solar showcases today’s best in class total system solutions, optimally designed to deliver the highest levels of reliable large scale solar power production,” commented Steve Rhoades, Satcon’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Satcon’s 1MW Prism inverters are an all-climate outdoor enclosure and designed as pre-packaged to connect to the PV array and utility grid. This is done to reduce installation time and costs through a modular design.

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