PVTIME – Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, announced that the Company’s 1500V central inverter solutions have been operational stably for several months at a 100 MW Kristal Solar Park in Lommel, Belgium, which is the largest solar park in the Benelux region. The project illustrates the rapid growth of Sungrow in the country’s emerging market and demonstrates another milestone that Sungrow contributed to in Europe.
Covering 92 hectares, the solar park has been completely grid-connected since Q4 2019 with an expected annual generation of 85 MWh. It supplies the initial electricity to a zinc smelting manufacturer Nyrstar near the project, making the off-taker’s production process greener by utilizing renewable energy.
The project consists of nine different plots, spreading across a wide geographical area, while Sungrow’s flexible turnkey solutions including SG3125HV-MV ideally cope with the complexity. The solutions integrate central inverters, medium-voltage transformers and auxiliary devices in a 20-ft container, enabling easy transportation, installation and O&M. The three-level topology design contributes to the inverter maximum efficiency of 99% and Europe efficiency of 98.7%, guaranteeing premium yields for the solar park. The solutions also comply with challenging regulations from generators that are now applied to the European market.
The 100 MW Kristal Park Project was constructed by the energy giant Engie Fabricom, “The flexible turnkey solutions from Sungrow boost innovations on complicated utility-scale solar installations and do benefit us more. The dedicated service and competitive solutions fit the core of what we want to do and are paramount to our long-lasting partnership,” said Bram Clays, Business Development Manager from Engie Fabricom.
The rise of solar as a renewable source of electricity in Belgium was striking. As a part of Europe Union, the Belgian government has enacted incentive schemes to accelerate their renewable energy adoption rate. While at the same time, the industry players have been pioneering the right ways to avoid over-subsidization.
“Sungrow is delighted to supply the tailor-made solutions for the landmark project. We use three different inverters sizes which show the depth we have in terms of the product portfolio. With the support from Sungrow responsive team, the customers will secure reliable and considerable yields,” said Lewis Li, General Manager of Sungrow Europe. Li also mentioned that the Company has over six branches in Europe and comprehensive local team to meet growing demands.