Commissioning for the Upper Egypt PV Plant in Benban photovoltaic complex

Commercial operations have been achieved for the Upper Egypt PV plant, the third of the 6 parks they are building in the Benban photovoltaic complex, all of them with Gamesa Electric equipment.

We have recently completed the start-up and production tests PR (Performance Ratio tests) of this project located in Egypt. With a total power of 1.8 GW, Benban is currently the largest photovoltaic complex under construction in the world, and subject to extreme environmental conditions, with ambient temperatures that can reach 47ºC.

For this third project with a total power of 50 MW, we supplied 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), and withstands extreme temperatures of 50ºC without derating.

Each of the stations also includes the step-up transformer and the medium voltage protection switchgear. All these 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.

We were awarded the total supply of 300MW (400MWp) for this complex that will generate 870 GWh/year, reducing the emission of CO2 by around 350,000 tons/year.

Thank you very much to all of you who make it possible.