Gamesa Electric has signed an agreement with Elecnor Atersa to supply Proteus 4300 inverters for the Portón del Sol solar project developed by Enerfin in the Colombian department of Caldas.
The agreement includes the delivery of 28 inverters, combined with 13 PV Stations of 8.3MVA and 2 PV Stations of 4.15 MVA, with a total power of 116.2 MVA. This is Gamesa’s largest project to date in Colombia.
In addition to complying with the Colombian grid code, the equipment is also required to have RETIE certification, the mandatory technical regulation for electrical installations in Colombia. The inverters have seismic reinforcement, CH4 corrosion protection and a design temperature of 45ºC to adapt to the required location conditions.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Elecnor on one of its photovoltaic projects in Colombia,” commented Enrique de la Cruz, Sales Director for Solar & Storage at Gamesa Electric. “This project is another example of how competitive the Proteus PV inverter is for large-scale projects. This is mainly due to its high power output, which requires little equipment. In addition, the record level of efficiency these and low harmonics allow the production of a plant to be optimized”.
The Proteus inverter is one of the most powerful on the market at 4700 kVA and offers a record efficiency of 99.45%, with an extremely low harmonic level (THDi) of 0.7%.
High rated power, exceptional electrical efficiency and low harmonic values lead to significant improvements in LCoE by reducing the number of inverter units per project, thus saving logistics costs , construction, cabling, commissioning and maintenance. In addition, higher efficiency values and lower losses result in higher energy production at the solar plant level, which contributes to further reducing the LCoE of a project.