Renewable energy developer EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, in collaboration with inverter manufacturer SMA, has installed a 110MW AC solar plant in Kern County, California, US.
SMA will supply its medium-voltage power platform, which uses its Sunny Central technology, to EDF Renewable Energy’s largest utility-scale project to date in the US. Phase I is scheduled for commissioning in December 2012. The platform consists of two Sunny Central inverters, a transformer, optional DC/AC disconnect cabinets and a control and supply panel for power distribution to local loads and, optionally, field tracker motors.
The Catalina Solar Project is being constructed on more than 445 hectares of land. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) based in San Diego, California, will purchase the power generated at the plant under a 25-year power purchase agreement.