Sunny Central Inverters Will Help Power up to 41,000 Homes
SMA inverters were recently selected by Amec Foster Wheeler for Sempra Renewables’ 94 MW Copper Mountain Solar 4 project in Boulder City, Nev. This is the fourth phase of the Copper Mountain Solar Complex, one of the largest PV solar facilities in the U.S. When Copper Mountain Solar 4 is complete, it will power approximately 41,000 California homes.
This is one of the first major solar projects to use SMA’s Sunny Central 2200-US inverter, which allows for more efficient power plant design and high power density. The project used 46 Sunny Central inverters.
“SMA is honored to be selected for this project and to work with Amec Foster Wheeler and Sempra Renewables on this effort,” said Boris Wolff, Executive Vice President of SMA’s Utility business unit. “The new Sunny Central 2200-US inverter is a game changer in terms of power density and feature-rich integration of advanced utility grade functionality.”
The SMA team provided an operational overview of the Sunny Central for the Sempra team at the project site, ensuring that there will be seamless operation moving forward.
“SMA inverters were the right choice for this project due to their production technology and capability, robust reliability, industry presence, and our familiarity with their organization and products from previous projects,” said Larry Myers, Director of Solar Projects for Amec Foster Wheeler.
The SMA Group with anticipated sales of about €1 billion in 2016 is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants, and offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented in 20 countries. The Group employs more than 3,000 people worldwide. SMA has an extensive range of products, which offers the right inverters for all module types and plant sizes; for small residential systems as well as large-scale plants, grid-connected photovoltaic systems as well as off-grid and hybrid systems. Moreover, SMA offers system technology for various battery technologies and system sizes and collaborates with renowned battery manufacturers and companies from the automotive industry. The SMA technology is protected by about 700 patents and utility models worldwide. The range of services is supplemented by comprehensive services and operational management of large-scale PV power plants. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and is currently the only company in the solar industry that is listed in the TecDAX index. www.SMA-America.com
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