The global energy management specialist Schneider Electric has announced that it has been selected as an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) for two PV plants in Bulgaria. The company will manage construction, network connections and general operations for the two solar power facilities scheduled to start production in June 2012.
Schneider Electric’s responsibilities on the project will include engineering, project management, the supply and installation of mechanical infrastructure as well as the supply of the entire electrical system (junction boxes, network connection stations, solar cables and inverter stations). Security operations and solar panels will both be installed and controlled by the company.
The two ground-based PV plants, distributed over six sites in Vratsa and Letnitsa will consist of 160,000 solar panels and provide a total capacity of 39MW. The solar facilities, covering a total of 80 hectares, will provide 47GW per year, which would represent an annual C0² saving of 17,000 tonnes when compared to an equivalent fossil fuel-reliant power plant. It is hoped that the plants will provide enough power to supply a Bulgarian town of up to 16,000 people.