Sungrow to Supply Inverters, MV Station for Latin America’s Largest under Construction PV Plant

Inverter solutions provider for renewables, Sungrow will supply inverters and MV stations to Focus Energia, an integrated energy business platform, for the implementation of the first phase of the Futura Project. The 852 MWp solar park, Futura Project, will soon be one of the largest in operation in Latin America.

March 09, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Inverter solutions provider for renewables, Sungrow will supply inverters and MV stations to Focus Energia, an integrated energy business platform, for the implementation of the first phase of the Futura Project.

The 852 MWp solar park, Futura Project, will soon be one of the largest in operation in Latin America.

Considering the environmental authorizations already issued, approximately 2,000 hectares will be destined for the implementation of the 22 parks in the first phase of the ‘Projeto Futura I’ project, with 38.73 MWp each.

The designated area is about 40 km from the urban center of Juazeiro, in the north of the State of Bahia. Upon completion, its total capacity will be approximately 852 MWp, with an estimated investment of more than 2.2 billion Reais.

In addition to the commissioning and start-up service, the company is planning to supply over 100 MVS6300-LV transformation stations and more than 3,000 SG250HX inverters. The ‘Futura I’ project will be the largest photovoltaic plant under construction with bifacial modules, trackers, and string inverters in Latin America.

The company said that it’s SG250HX inverters has been compatible with bifacial modules of 600 Wp, which was used in the project.

Sungrow also claimed that it has supplied transformers with high efficiency especially compared to those normally sold in the Brazilian market, offering a higher yield of at least 0.2%, due to the manufacturing processes and low equipment losses. All of this translates into greater efficiency and the possibility to optimize the overall investment of the project.

Commenting on the development, Rafael Ribeiro, Country Manager of Sungrow Brazil, said that the company sees the importance of the Futura Project for the country and highlights its social and economic impact in the city of Juazeiro.

“Supporting Focus in a project like this is a great responsibility and accomplishment for our team. It is estimated that more than eight thousand direct and indirect jobs will be generated in the region,” said Rafael Ribeiro.

Meanwhile, the installation work is expected to start in April this year and the plant’s commercial operation has been scheduled to commence in the first half of 2022.

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