Ingeteam Inc., an international technology group specializing in the conversion of electrical power, has supplied and commissioned 53 of its solar PV power plants for the 160 MW Rancho Seco II solar system. Built by Rosendin Electric for DE Shaw Renewable Investments, the photovoltaic (PV) system is the largest fixed pitch solar system in Sacramento County, California. It was put into operation at the end of 2020.
“We are proud and grateful for the opportunity to work with Rosendin Electric to deliver our fully integrated medium voltage power plants for this project with DE Shaw,” said Nohra Nasr, Vice President and General Manager of Solar PV and BESS at Ingeteam Inc. “Ours a proven track record of technology and performance in delivering, commissioning and maintaining our product for dozens of significantly large utility-scale projects continues to build our confidence. “
Ingeteam's power plant is a complete plug-and-play solution that is delivered turnkey for immediate connection on site. Each power plant has a 3.38 MW solar inverter, LV panel, auxiliary transformer and MV pad transformer.
The solar system was built on the site of the decommissioned Rancho Seco nuclear power plant, which ceased operations in 1989. A local utility company will purchase the energy generated in the Rancho Seco solar system under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).
Scope of delivery:
-53 power plants with all necessary equipment for feeding in medium-voltage electricity: solar PV inverter, LV / MV pad transformer, auxiliary transformer and low-voltage switchgear
-53 units of the photovoltaic inverter DUAL INGECON SUN 1690TL U B650 with a nominal output power of 3.38 MW each
-The inverters have 1500 V DC technology, DC string monitoring and an AC pre-charging system for feeding in up to 100% reactive power at night
-Solar PV system commissioning