Ingeteam supplies inverters to 160-MW California solar project

Ingeteam has supplied and commissioned 53 of its central inverter power stations for the 160-MW Rancho Seco II solar plant. This photovoltaic facility, built by Rosendin Electric for DE Shaw Renewable Investments, is the largest fixed-tilt solar plant in Sacramento County, California. It was commissioned at the end of 2020.

“We are proud and appreciative for the opportunity to partner with Rosendin Electric to supply our fully integrated medium voltage inverter stations for this landmark project with DE Shaw,” said Nohra Nasr, VP and general manager of Solar PV and BESS at Ingeteam Inc. “This is another milestone for Ingeteam which boasts our commitment to serve and support the solar and energy storage sector in the U.S. and worldwide. Our proven technology and performance track record in delivering, commissioning, and servicing our product to dozens of significantly large utility-scale projects continue to feed our confidence to be ready for any challenge.”

The solar PV plant has been built on the premises of the decommissioned Rancho Seco nuclear power plant that stopped its operations in 1989.

Ingeteam’s power station is a complete plug-and-play solution that is supplied on a turnkey basis for immediate connection on site. Each power station integrates a 3.38-MW PV inverter, a LV panel, an auxiliary services transformer and a MV pad-mounted transformer, all of which are supplied mounted on top of the same skid platform.

The local utility will buy the energy generated at the Rancho Seco solar PV plant through a long-term PPA.

Scope of supply

  • 53 power stations fitted with all the necessary equipment to inject medium voltage power: solar PV inverter, LV/MV pad-mounted transformer, auxiliary services transformer and low voltage switchgear.
  • 53 units of the DUAL INGECON SUN 1690TL U B650 photovoltaic inverters, each with a rated output power of 3.38 MW. These inverters feature 1,500 VDC technology, DC string monitoring and an AC pre-charge system for injecting up to 100% reactive power at night.
  • Solar PV plant commissioning.
  • Technical training.

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