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Gamesa unveils its new 1,500 Vdc 2.25 MVA PV inverter

22 June 2016

  • The new model stands out for being one of the most powerful and compact on the market and for its use of the new 1,500 VDC technology, key to continuing to bring down the cost of operating PV solar plants
  • It also comes with a mixed cooling system which boosts efficiency and reduces its size

Today, Gamesa, a global benchmark in the manufacture of electrical equipment for the PV solar sector, has launched its new E-2.25 MVA PV inverter, one of the most powerful on the market. The company has presented this product during Intersolar Europe 2016, the sector's most important trade fair, which is taking place in Munich (Germany) from 22 to 24 June.

This is the first Gamesa inverter to market to offer 1,500 of direct input voltage, enabling it to deliver up to 2,250 kVA at 50 degrees and 2,500 kVA at 25 degrees. The product embodies the company's ongoing development of solutions designed to help lower the cost of energy production at PV solar plants.

Gamesa has launched two versions of this product: indoor and outdoor configurations, the latter custom-designed for the US market. It is also worth highlighting the fact that the indoor version of this new product will combine air and water cooling, technology which taps the know-how acquired by Gamesa designing converters for wind turbines. This mixed refrigeration system spreads heat out optimally and reduces the inverter's size and weight.

Thanks to these developments, Gamesa's new E-2.25 MVA is one of the most compact models on the market. Each 40-foot container fits two inverters, along with their transformer and MV switchgear, in a pre-wired 'plug & play' solution (in total: 4.5 MVA per container, thereby delivering one of most powerful solutions on the market).

Gamesa Electric, which designs and manufactures its products at its factory in Coslada (Madrid), boasts a significant track record in the industrial PV inverter market, having installed over 1,800 central PV inverter units at large-scale, grid-connected solar plants. In addition to the new E-2.25 MVA, the company markets 1.1 MW and 1.4 MVA central inverters which comply with the most stringent grid connection requirements and facilitate the connection of PV solar plants to weak networks.

About Gamesa Electric

Gamesa Electric is a global benchmark provider of electric power equipment (design and manufacture) for energy segments such as the photovoltaic, hydro-electric, electric traction and marine propulsion markets, as well as wind. With proprietary and pioneering power electronics technology, the company has over 85 years' experience manufacturing electric engines and generators.

Gamesa Electric leverages the technological and manufacturing capabilities of the prominent industrial technology player that is Gamesa. Having installed more than 35,200 MW in 55 markets worldwide, Gamesa is a leading technology force in wind power. Its end-to-end value chain presence encompasses wind turbine design, manufacture, installation and operations and management (over 22 GW). Gamesa is also a global benchmark in the development, construction and sale of wind farms, having installed over 7,450 MW worldwide.