Gamesa Electric enters Australia

Updated: Apr 6

Gamesa Electric, a subsidiary of Siemens Gamesa, has signed an agreement with APA to supply its PV 3X series inverters to the Mica Creek solar project that the client is developing near Mount Isa in the Australian state of Queensland.

Specifically, the scope of the project includes the design, supply and commissioning of 20 units of PV45000 UEP inverters, supplied as 10 integrated PVS9000 UEP units, fully assembled and factory tested. In addition to photovoltaic inverters, the scope includes the Gamesa Power Plant Controller (PPC) and spare parts. The facility will comprise a nominal 99 MWdc / 88 MWac solar park.

This is Gamesa Electric's debut in Australia, where Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has an office in Sydney.

Enrique de la Cruz, Sales Director of Solar & Storage at Gamesa Electric, states that these are inverters with a power of up to 4,700 kVA per unit (one of the highest power densities on the market), reaching plug&play solutions of 9,400 kVA in medium voltage. “In addition, the record-breaking efficiency levels and low THD make the 3X Series PV solutions excellent in performance,” he says. Specifically, it allows supplying a complete photovoltaic station including the MV transformer and switchgear up to 9.4 MVA in a standard 40-foot skid.

The reduction in the number of photovoltaic station units per project and cost savings in logistics, construction, DC wiring, commissioning and maintenance also lead to significant improvements in the LCoE, according to Gamesa electric.

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