Sustainable Energy Technologies has signed a deal with Spanish engineering and procurement firm Tejados Industriales de Fotovoltaica to supply at least 10MW of the Canadian PV company’s second-generation Sunergy inverters for solar power projects in Spain and other European markets during 2010.
First deliveries under the contract should begin during the latter part of the current fiscal quarter, according to Sustainable Energy. The new inverters–based on the company’s Paralex system architecture that connects thin-film PV modules in a massively parallel array–are replacing the company’s first-generation units, with initial deliveries to European projects this month.
“We are convinced that the Paralex massively parallel system architecture using Sustainable Energy’s Suenrgy inverters is by far the best solution for connection of thin-film modules in the world today,” said Klaus Muller, CEO of Tejados. “At Tejados, we are dedicated to bringing massively parallel thin-film systems to our customers in all of our markets; and this agreement forms the cornerstone of what we see as a giant step forward for our business and for thin-film solar in general.
“The performance advantages and ease of installation for thin film systems are far superior to anything else available and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Sustainable Energy,” he added.
Tejados is part of a network of solar PV engineering procurement and construction firms affiliated with Signet Solar that offers comprehensive solar power solutions throughout Europe. The Tejados decision to use the new Sunergy inverters for its 2010 projects follows the installation of first-generation inverters in 2009 as part of a 1.8 MW solar PV project in the Czech Republic.
Sustainable Energy said in December that it plans to build its second-generation PV inverters in Ontario, although the company has yet to announce the specific location or operational timeline of the new factory.