Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. (“Sungrow”), a leader in research and development of solar inverters, has been selected by Acwa Power, a world leader in energy development, to supply inverters and medium voltage substations for the Kom Ombo solar plant project being developed in Egypt.
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According to the Chinese company (Sungrow), the inverters, especially the SG250HX-IN-20 inverter and MVS6650-LV turnkey medium voltage substations, can withstand complex environments such as extreme temperatures, dry and dusty conditions, which are exactly characteristic of the Kom Ombo solar project thanks to Degree of protection IP66 and C5 and intelligent forced air cooling technology. The inverters are also compatible with bilateral solar panels and solar trackers installed on site.
Sungrow will work closely with Sterling and Wilson Pvt. Ltd., a multinational energy services, engineering, construction and manufacturing company that has won the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Kom Ombo solar array that will feed 200 MWp into the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) Grid.
Commercial operation of the Kom Ombo solar system for the 3rd quarter of 2022
According to the Saudi Arabian power producer (Acwa Power), the Kom Ombo solar power plant will start commercial operations in the third quarter of next year.
The plant will supply at least 650,000 Egyptian households or at least 650 GWh per year, contributing to the Egyptian government's goal of generating 42 percent of the country's electricity from renewable energy sources by 2035.
The Kom Ombo solar power plant will also save the North African country's emissions of almost 336,000 tons of CO2 per year.