1500V String Inverters Utilized in 21 MW Installation
Oakland, October 24, 2018, Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, today announced it supplied overall 1500V string inverter solutions for Rhode Island’s largest utility-scale project.
The installation, known as the “Gold Meadow Farms” is under construction in Cranston, Rhode Island and will power the City of Providence’s grid, significantly reducing electricity costs for residents and business owner’s in the State’s capital.
Notably, the plant utilizes Sungrow inverter SG125HV exclusively. The inverter features a high capacity of 125kW, allows up to 5 MW power block design with virtual central solution, increasing the yield significantly. It is known as the world's most powerful 1500Vdc string inverter and has a large amount of applications globally.
In March 2017, Rhode Island’s Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a strategic goal to increase the amount of clean energy in the state by 10 times by the end of 2020 – achieving a total 1 GW of clean energy projects, the Gold Meadow Farms installation being the largest solar project in this portfolio to date.
Conti Solar is responsible for all design, engineering, procurement and installation of the 21 MW DC photovoltaic ground mounted solar array. Southern Sky Renewable Energy RI, Gold Meadow Farm's project developer, is the leading solar developer in Rhode Island with over 200,000 panels installed in New England and a pipeline of 296 MW.
According to Conti Solar, the project spans over 108.27 acres of rugged terrain. Site preparation required blasting of 40,000 cubic yards of stone ledge, which was then processed and used to backfill the low areas of the site up to 18 feet in depth. This project is one of over 45 MW of projects that Conti Solar is currently constructing in Rhode Island.
“We’re proud to supply another historical project in the United States as our market share and product popularity continue to grow rapidly across the Americas,” said Professor Cao Renxian, Founder and Chairman of Sungrow. “This project showcases EPC’s and Developer’s recognition of our 1500V string inverter products and the strong benefits they create in the utility-scale application,” he added.
Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd (“Sungrow”) is a global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables with over 68 GW installed worldwide as of June 2018. Founded in 1997 by University Professor Cao Renxian, Sungrow is a leader in the research and development of solar inverters, with the largest dedicated R&D team in the industry and a broad product portfolio offering PV inverter solutions and energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial, and residential applications, as well as internationally recognized floating PV plant solutions. With a strong 21-year track record in the PV space, Sungrow products power installations in over 60 countries, maintaining a worldwide market share of over 15%. Learn more about Sungrow by visiting www.sungrowpower.com