Satcon’s PowerGate Plus 500kW solar PV inverters were selected and are fully operational at Canada’s First Light solar farm, which was developed through a joint venture between SunEdison and SkyPower. Located on 90 acres in Stone Mills, Ontario, the First Light project totals 9.1MW, uses 18 of the PowerGate Plus inverters and is anticipated to generate more than 10 million Kwhs in its first year.
“The First Light Solar Park is the largest system deployed under Ontario’s RESOP and is a significant step in the growth of utility scale solar power generation in North America,” said Carlos Domenech, SunEdison COO. “Producing reliable large scale solar power in the challenging Ontario climate presented design challenges to our project team. Satcon brought the expertise and the proven inverter technologies to help us achieve the performance and quality required to deliver stable and reliable solar power.”
The grand opening ceremony for First Light was held on October 14.