New Contract for Delivery of Five Santerno TG760 1000V Solar Power Inverters Expands Santerno Penetration Into Eastern Europe with New 5 MW Photovoltaic System.
San Francisco (September 18, 2013) -- Santerno, the Carraro Group company that specializes in alternative energy electronics and industrial automation, has signed an agreement with Greenwood Biosar, the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) division of Greenwood Energy, to deliver five Santerno TG760 1000V solar inverters for installation at a new solar project in Calarasi, Romania. The PC inverters will deliver nearly 5 MW of solar power. This contract also increases Santerno's market footprint in Eastern Europe; in the first six months of 2013 Santerno has installed photovoltaic (PV) inverters that deliver 35 MW of power in Romania and 40 MW of power in Greece.
According to company estimates, these five Santerno TG760 inverters will deliver a total output of 4998.245 kWp, or an estimated 6,739 MW hours per year. Santerno's TG solar inverters are manufactured in Italy for use in media and large utility-scale PV systems. These best-in-class outdoor inverters are designed to deliver maximum yield for the lowest cost, and have all the grid code integrated features needed for compliance with advanced European and global power standards, including LVRT (low-voltage ride through), Reactive Power Control, Frequency and Voltage controls. The Santerno inverters are designed for optimal performance in harsh environments with a long meantime between failure.
"Greenwood Biosar has already seen the value of our solar inverter technology in their Vermont utility-scale PV installation and in a number of installations in Greece," said Marco Tecchio, Chief Executive Officer of Santerno. "Our TG760 is ideally suited for the new Romanian installation, since the climate is moderate and there is nominal rainfall. The TG760 has performed flawlessly in harsher environments and we expect these inverters will be in service for years to come."
All of Santerno's solar power inverters feature a modular design for easy inspection and repair. Remote monitoring via the Web also is supported using the Santerno online monitoring system, which can be used to manage single-device or multi-inverter installations. Santerno uses an innovative satellite linking system so even if a local Internet connection is unavailable, a satellite link connects the PV system to the Web-based Santerno Portal monitoring system no matter what the location or terrain. Santerno's inverters also have embedded Utility Interactive Features that are software controlled and completely configurable based on the appropriate grid code.
Santerno continues to expand into PV global markets with new contracts signed recently in South Africa and the United States as well as Eastern Europe.
Headquartered in Imola, Italy, with offices in San Francisco and around the globe, Santerno designs and markets solar inverters and products used to produce electricity from renewable sources. Since 2006 the company has been part of the Carraro Group, a multinational company specializing in power transmission systems with engineering and production operations in 16 countries. Santerno has more than 40 years of expertise in design automation of power electronics and has manufactured solar power inverters for 27 years, hybrid vehicles for 16 years, and wind power systems for six years. Santerno has more than 40 distributors worldwide.
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