Solar PV inverter solutions provider – Sungrow announced that the company has delivered its medium voltage inverter solutions to a 100 MW solar plant in Kaposvàr, southwest Hungary. This is one of the largest solar projects and the largest investment of its kind in all of Central Europe. Commitment to support Hungary’s climate goals, including carbon neutral energy production by 2050.
The facility has been under construction by China National Machinery Import and Export (CMC) since June 2019, and despite the impact of the pandemic, over 50 percent of the construction volume has so far been completed. The project is expected to be commercially completed by February 2021 and ensure annual electricity production of 130 GWh, equivalent to an annual carbon dioxide reduction of 4,500 tons and meeting the electricity needs of a city of 50,000 inhabitants.
The solar park will help develop a balanced and sustainable energy mix in Hungary and ensure the country’s energy security, ”said the Minister of Innovation and Technology from László Palkovics in a statement.
The project uses Sungrow’s turnkey medium voltage inverter solutions, which ensure high efficiency and maximize the yield of the system. In addition to the inverter solutions, the company also offers the advanced container integration service, which ensures compatibility and system efficiency when the customer takes over devices such as Ring Main Unit (RMU), UPS and Protecta from different manufacturers and takes good account of the strict grid codes from E.ON, a European electricity company. The highly integrated container design optimizes transport and O&M and thus enables cost savings.
“Hungary continues its goal of diversifying its energy sources with an emphasis on solar energy. We are excited to partner with Sungrow to contribute to the national drive to get an increasing proportion of its electricity from renewable sources through the delivery of this 100 MW milestone project. The superior technology, responsive and professional service that Sungrow provides are critical to our success and will ensure more shared adventures in the near future, ”said Wang Guopeng, CMC project leader.
Hungary will aim to ensure long-term security of energy supply and to increase the share of renewable sources in the electricity generation mix. Sungrow made its first entry into the European country a decade ago, offering bespoke solutions and services for local customers. The company also said it shipped hundreds of MW of its inverter solutions to Hungary in the first three quarters of this year.
“Sungrow is excited to offer competitive inverter solutions to power more communities and institutions, use solar panels for a more sustainable environment and drive significant economic growth for Hungary,” said Lewis Li, General Manager of Sungrow Europe.