AEG supplies UPS systems for two 49.9MW concentrated solar thermal power plants in Spain

AEG Power Solutions delivers UPS systems for two 49.9 MW concentrated solar power plants in southern Spain. The key factors were the system’s reliability, specifications and the competence of AEG Power Solutions’ staff. This Spanish concentrated solar energy project demonstrates transnational cooperation between different AEG PS specialist teams.

AEG Power Solutions, the world’s leading manufacturer of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power and renewable energy has equipped two 49.9 MW solar thermal power plants in southern Spain with UPS systems. Each plant has been equipped with AEG PS’s Protect 3 and Protect 4 UPS. The client receives a reliable, powerful and robust system optimized for every solar field not only in terms of efficiency and direct energy savings far beyond traditional solutions, but they also extend the lifecycle of the plant.

“Our experienced power protection experts have not only mastered all aspects of safety and risk management, but also impress with the continuity and operational excellence that are the key elements of our business“.”

“We’re really happy that our reliable solutions are being used in southern Spanish solar thermal power plants“, says Jesús María Rodríguez, General Manager and Vice President Sales Iberoamerica. “Thanks to strong collaboration between our production team in Vitoria and our competence center in Belecke (NRW), Germany, we are able to offer a first class local service offering, including, complete back-up solutions, storage, distribution and commissioning.

Manufactured from high quality components, AEG PS power supplies are built for extreme weather conditions and extreme heat as well as seismic activity and other environmental hazards. For easier manageability, the UPS systems are energy efficient and cost effective; they also meet all the requirements for solar thermal systems. “Our UPS’s are equipped with a remote monitoring function enabling easy operation and control over long distances. In addition, they offer maximum reliability and system performance under all environmental conditions, reduced downtime, low system complexity and short commissioning times“, comments Jesús María Rodríguez.

Rodríguez also highlights the skills and experience that AEG PS has demonstrated in many international projects from India to the Ukraine. “Our experienced power protection experts have not only mastered all aspects of safety and risk management, but also impress with the continuity and operational excellence that are the key elements of our business“.

AEG Power Solutions are very active in the field of renewable energy. This allows the manufacturer’s product portfolio to cover the entire value chain in the solar sector. The products range from power controllers and modules in the production of polysilicon to solar inverter solutions, control systems and UPS’s for installations in solar power plants. AEG PS will present some of these solutions in the solar thermal energy field at the ‘International Concentrated Solar Thermal Power "on 29th and 30th November 2011 in Seville, Spain.

AEG Power Solutions Group is a global provider of power electronic systems and solutions for all industrial power supplies and offers one of the most comprehensive product and service portfolios in the area of power conversion and power controlling. The two complementary operating business units Renewable Energy Solutions (RES) and Energy Efficiency Solutions (EES) are serving customers worldwide. The RES product and service portfolio consists of systems and solutions for solar power plants like solar inverter, monitoring and control systems as well as power controller. The EES product and service portfolio includes high performance uninterruptable power supplies (USPs), industrial power controller and DC-converter.

Thanks to its distinctive expertise, bridging both AC and DC power technologies and spanning the worlds of both conventional and renewable energy, the company creates innovative solutions for smart grids. AEG PS’ footprint is global including 17 subsidiaries and competence centers around the world, employing 1,650 employees.

AEG Power Solutions Group is the sole subsidiary of the holding company 3W Power S.A. (WKN A0Q5SX / ISIN GG00B39QCR01), based in Zwanenburg in the Netherlands. Shares and warrants of 3W Power are admitted to trading on NYSE Euronext, Amsterdam (ticker symbol: 3WP and 3WPW, respectively). Additionally, the shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 3W9).