Published on September 25th, 2017 | by Saurabh Mahapatra0
Ingeteam Wins Inverter Deal For 1.2 Gigawatt Abu Dhabi Solar Project
September 25th, 2017 by Saurabh Mahapatra
One of the largest solar power projects in the world has reached another crucial milestone as inverters have been ordered for it.
The Abu Dhabi solar power park with a capacity of 1.17 gigawatts will be supplied with more than 400 inverters. Ingeteam will supply 1,000V INGECON SUN PowerMax B series central inverters, capable of delivering a power output of up to 2.33MW.
The project was allocated to a consortium of Marubeni and JinkoSolar at the lowest tariff bid at that time. The two companies provide 20% equity funding each while Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority will arrange for 60% finance through debt.
The project will be spread across 7.8 square kilometers and is scheduled to be commissioned in 2019. The project will be one of the largest solar power projects developed by a single entity (Marubeni-JinkoSolar JV, in this case) at a single location.
The Middle East, especially the United Arab Emirates, has emerged as one of the solar power centers of the world in a very short span of time. This has been the result of a sharp shift in the renewable energy and sustainable energy policies of the the UAE.
Abu Dhabi already has a 100 megawatt concentrated solar power plant which is one of the largest in Asia. Dubai then took the lead with its ambitious Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
The park will have an eventual installed capacity of 5 gigawatts. The third phase of this park is currently being constructed. The second phase of the project, 200 megawatts, was awarded to ACWA Power at the lowest tariff. The third phase of 800 megawatts was allocated to a Masdar-led consortium, again at a record low tariff.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority recently awarded 700 megawatts of concentrated solar capacity to a consortium of ACWA Power and Shanghai Electric.