The 24.2 MW solar energy plant is based on single-axis trackers, which precisely follow the position of the sun to position PV panels at the best angle for maximum energy production. Key ABB products in this project include low- and medium-voltage switchgear, transformers, cables, the automation and control system and protection equipment. ABB will also build a 150 kilovolt (kV) substation equipped with the latest monitoring and control system to facilitate reliable and efficient integration of the electrical power generated by the solar panels into the grid. The PV panels will be supplied by the Norwegian company, REC (Renewable Energy Corporation) in consortium with ABB.
"ABB technologies are playing a key role in facilitating both the generation and integration of renewable energies into our power grids," said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division. "Efficiency, reliability, and minimizing the impact of electric power generation on our climate are key drivers in this project. Solar power has an important role to play in our future energy mix."