Power Electronics Launches First 3MW Solar PV Plant in Chile

Solar PV Plant in Chile

Solar PV Plant in Chile ( Solar Thermal Magazine) – Power Electronics has successfully completed the supply and commissioning of PV Plant Los Puquios 3MW in Tarapacá. Until the month of January, the total PV power capacity installed in the country was 6.7 MW, so with the launch of this first Power Electronics Inverter plant, the first 3MW in Chile, the power increases up to 10 MW.

The company has supplied two solar Freesun HET steel 40” containers, 40 with a unitary power of 1.4 MW each. It’s a turnkey solution designed for large solar photovoltaic plants under the most demanding environments. It includes all the LV and MV electrical equipment ready for fast commissioning.

Chile is one of the most promising markets for photovoltaic solar energy, with 128 MW under construction, more than 5GW approved by the SEIA and other 4.7 GW in rating process.

The implementation of this project represents a progress in the international expansion strategy of the Solar Division, looking at Latin American as one of the markets with most growth potential in the medium term. Indeed, the existing implementation of our Industrial Division in countries such as Chile, Brazil, Peru, Colombia or Mexico, puts us in an advantageous position, favoring the strategy POWER ON SUPPORT by offering a 24 hour service and technical assistance with local presence in each of the markets

explains Miguel Angel Escribano, Power Electronics Solar Division Director.

The Spanish company´s subsidiary established in Chile in 2008 is the industry leader in the power electronics industry, counting with the loyalty of customers such as CODELCO, YAMANA GOLD or Anglo American who appreciate not only the quality and efficiency of Power Electronics equipment (inverters and electronic starters), but the specialized and personalized service for each client.

Power Electronics, true to its corporate strategy for energy savings, service and environmental protection, continues its global internationalization as a manufacturer of solar inverters, variable speed and electronic starters reference, expanding its presence in over 25 countries with a total installed PV capacity of 850MW.

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