Satcon partners with Borrego Solar to supply 35MW of utility-ready solar solutions

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Satcon Technology, a leading provider of utility-scale power conversion solutions for the renewable energy market, has signed a Master Service Agreement with Borrego Solar to provide 35MW of industry leading utility-ready solar power solutions.

“Borrego Solar is pleased to enter into a mutually beneficial partnership with Satcon,” said Aaron Hall, president of Borrego Solar who manages the national installer's procurement of major PV system components.

As part of this agreement, Borrego Solar will utilize the entire Satcon solution portfolio including PowerGate Plus, the world’s most widely deployed utility-ready solution; Satcon Solstice, the industry’s first complete system solution for utility-scale solar; Satcon Equinox, a next-generation inverter solution with 98.5% efficiency and industry leading thermal operating range; and Satcon Prism Platform, a fully integrated multimegawatt MV solution optimized for utility-scale PV installations. All of Satcon’s solutions include advanced utility-ready features to enable simplified grid interconnection and can be easily integrated into SCADA systems through standardized communication interfaces.

This is a continuation of Borrego’s plans to help finance and install a number of new PV projects across the US, whereby they install, operate and maintain the solar power system and then sell back the energy to the customer at a reduced and fixed rate. In September 2011, Bentek Solar signed a 25MW supply agreement with Borrego Solar. September also saw East West Bank and US Bank partnering with Borrego on the fund which will took the company’s solar PPA portfolio past the US$100 million mark.

Sierra Community College District’s Rocklin and Grass Valley campuses have also been benefitting from the first phase of two solar PV systems that Borrego is developing.

Utility-scale PV inverter firm Satcon said earlier this week that they had reached a new sales milestone with the delivery of over 48MW of its PowerGate Plus 500KW inverters as part of its partnership with Southern California Edison’s Solar PV Program.

Darryl Parker, Satcon’s VP of sales for North America, said, “This expanded partnership agreement [with Borrego] will strengthen our already strong collaboration as we continue to work closely to deliver the next generation of solar power together.”

The Satcon and Borrego alliance will be a combination of military, commercial, and utility-scale solar installations and are expected to be installed over the next 12 months.

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