POWER ELECTRONICS TO SUPPLY 275MW IN HEC V1500 INVESTORS IN MEXICO
This is one of the largest investments in photovoltaic plants in Mexico.
Power Electronics will supply 275 megawatts of the HEC V1500 solar inverter series for two large-scale photovoltaic plants in Mexico, developed by Iberdrola Renovables and where Iberdrola Ingeniería will be the EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction). It is the Hermosillo photovoltaic plant of 136 MWdc- 100 MWac in the state of Sonora, together with the photovoltaic plant Santiago of 231 MWdc-170 MWac in San Luis de Potosí and both are expected to be operational by 2018. Power Electronics therefore breaks into the solar division in Mexico, a market in which the Industrial Division has been the leader in drives for low and medium voltage motors.
With this supply, Power Electronics adds more than 5 gigawatts of installed solar power and approaches 1 gigawatt with its new generation of inverters of 1500 Volts, a unit that differs from its competitors by offering a modular power stage and a redundant control system, combined with other features such as its filterless cooling system make it a unique product, capable of working at 50°C without a reduction in power in the most demanding conditions
With long-term electric auction processes, the Clean Energy Certificates, and the fiscal incentives that exist for the acquisition of generation equipment, the country aims to reach the goal of having 35% of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2024. In this way, Mexico becomes a priority market for Power Electronics, where it already has a long experience in the industrial sector.
With more than 170 years of experience, Iberdrola is today a multinational group leader in the energy sector: it produces and supplies electricity to about 100 million people in the countries where it has presence. In addition to this, the company has positioned itself as a leader in clean energy – Iberdrola is the first renewable producer among European and US utilities. It stands out as the cleanest, almost zero-emission, pioneer in the deployment of smart grids and has an energy storage capacity of more than 4 GW.
About Power Electronics
Power Electronics is a multinational company based in Valencia, Spain, specializing in solar inverters, variable speed drives, low and medium voltage soft starters, network quality and efficient control technologies. With more than 30 years of experience in the sector and presence in more than 45 countries, the company has a network of more than 1000 employees who give the best care 24 hours, 365 days, with on-site assistance. For more information on Power Electronics visit www.power-electronics.com