Satcon has been selected for the California Public Utilities Commission approved CalRENEW-1 installation located in Mendota, CA. This is the first utility-scale PV solar farm to be approved by the commission under the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) program.
The 5MW AC facility will be made up of five 1MW Prism solutions. This technology is Satcon’s fully integrated utility platform that comes complete with factory integrated medium voltage transformers, switchgear, and electronics.
The Prism was released back in June this year as a 1MW solar PV power conversion solution, built on the PowerGate 500kW inverter line, which has been installed to date on over 170MW of large scale solar power plants since 2005.
The CalRENEW-1 project is expected to be one of the most advanced PV solar facilities in the world. The 5MW plant will generate zero emission electricity for sale to Pacific Gas & Electric under a long-term PPA.
“We are excited to be a part of the CalRENEW-1 project, which clearly demonstrates the increased role of large scale solar power production as an integral part of tomorrow’s energy network,” said Steve Rhoades, president and CEO of Satcon. “Our continued focus on developing the highest performing, most reliable, and most advanced utility ready solar PV inverter systems allow us to deliver the solutions that enable utilities to effectively integrate solar power as a secure and cost effective renewable energy source.”