Power Company Colbún Relies on SMA Medium Voltage Power Station for Its First PV Project

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has delivered 4 Medium Voltage Power Station 2500 (MVPS) into a 9 megawatt PV Power Plant located in the metropolitan region of Santiago. The Ovejeria PV plant in the Tiltil municipality is the first solar project built by the Chilean power company Colbún S.A. The PV power plant went successfully into operation in May 2018 and is supposed to offset about 11,000 tons of CO2, which is the equivalent of what is produced from 2,750 cars.

“We are very proud that Colbún has chosen our Medium Voltage Power Station to build its first PV power plant because we are convinced that it perfectly fits the needs of the Ovejeria PV project,” said Daniel Rosende, Managing Director of SMA South America SpA. “Our MVPS 2500 is a turnkey container solution with a Sunny Central 2500-EV central inverters and a coordinated medium-voltage solution comprising transformer and switchgear. It is designed for centrally located PV power plants with DC voltages of 1,500 V where it significantly reduces transportation, installation and operating costs thanks to its unique power density and compact design.”

“The Ovejeria solar farm is part of a renewable energy project portfolio that Colbún will develop based on market conditions and the needs of its customers,” said Thomas Keller, general manager of Colbún S.A.

SMA has installed more than one gigawatt of inverter power in Latin America to date. Key factors for this success are several large-scale PV projects equipped with SMA inverters and Medium Voltage Power Stations in Chile and throughout the region. In addition, there are numerous commercial and industrial off-grid and PV hybrid systems installed in several countries across the entire Latin American region.

About SMA
The SMA Group with sales of around €900 million in 2017 is a global leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants. SMA offers a wide range of products and solutions that allow for high energy yields for residential and commercial PV systems and large-scale PV power plants. To increase PV self-consumption efficiently, SMA system technology can easily be combined with different battery technologies. Intelligent energy management and digital energy solutions, comprehensive services and operational management of PV power plants round off SMA’s range. The company is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, is represented in 19 countries and has more than 3,000 employees worldwide, including 500 working in Development. SMA’s multi-award-winning technology is protected by more than 1,200 patents and utility models. 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 listed in the SDAX index.

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