Benban photovoltaic complex

First project in Benban photovoltaic complex

Located in Egypt and with a total power of 1.8 GW, Benban is currently the largest photovoltaic complex under construction in the world. We were awarded a total of 300 MW. The start-up and production tests PR (Performance Ratio tests) of this project where carried out successfully in April 2019.

The total power of this first project in this complex is of 50 MW with a total supply 11 photovoltaic solar stations of 5 MVA. Each of these stations has 2 of our highly efficient PV 2500 solar inverters, which scores one of the highest performance records in the market (99.0% maximum performance, 98.8% European performance). Also, it withstands extreme temperatures of 50ºC without derating, making our inverter suitable for this project that will face extreme environmental conditions and temperatures that can reach 47ºC.

The step-up transformer and the medium voltage protection switchgear are also included for each of the stations, all integrated into a 40-foot ISO maritime container, with all the interconnections made and tested in the factory, for ease of both field assembly and installation.

The total 300MW (400MWp) of this project will generate 870GWh / year, reducing the emission of CO2 by around 350,000 tons / year.