Satcon: 1 Megawatt Photovoltaic Inverter Introduced
Satcon, a leading provider of utility scale distributed power solutions for the renewable energy market, announced today that they are taking orders for their PowerGate™Plus 1 megawatt (MW) commercial PV inverter system, designed with advanced features for large scale utility installations.
“It is exciting to see the industry move toward larger scale projects,” said Tobin Booth, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Oak Energy. “The demand for utility grade installations is increasing at a rapid pace and systems of this size and scale require higher levels of efficiency and overall performance. With the addition of the 1 megawatt PowerGate Plus unit, Satcon continues to deliver the next generation of solutions for these large projects.”
Satcon’s 1 MW PowerGate™ Plus is delivered as a fully integrated power conditioning system for rapid and reliable installation. Based on the company’s installed and proven line of 1.2 MW and 2.4 MW fuel cell inverters, the 1 MW PV inverter solution is designed from the ground up to maximize the energy from the solar array and to ensure maximum energy delivery over much longer distances typical for large-area array systems. All PowerGate™ Plus solutions leverage Edge™, Satcon’s next generation MPPT solution to optimize the power production window and significantly boost a solar PV plant kilowatt yield.
“Our PowerGate Plus 1 megawatt system will set the new standard for output efficiency and quality in the power conditioning industry,” said Dr. Leo Casey, Satcon’s Chief Technology Officer. “We worked closely with our customers and partners to engineer our solutions with the intelligence and advanced control capabilities required to manage large scale, utility grade solar energy production.”
Delivery for the PowerGate™ Plus 1 MW units will begin in the first quarter of 2009.
Satcon Technology Corporation is a leading provider of utility scale distributed power solutions for the renewable energy market, enabling the industry’s most advanced reliable and proven clean energy alternatives. For over 22 years, Satcon has designed and delivered the next generation of efficient energy systems for solar photovoltaic, stationary fuel cells, wind-turbines, and energy storage systems. To learn more about Satcon, please visit www.Satcon.com.
About Blue Oak Energy
Blue Oak Energy, Inc. is one of the premier solar electric design and engineering firms in the United States. Blue Oak Energy is focused on providing products and services to support commercial-scale photovoltaic (PV) energy production.
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