Cogentrix Energy, LLC, a nationally active independent power provider based in Charlotte, NC, utilized Solectria Renewables utility-scale inverters for their 30MW Alamosa Solar Generating Project due to its industry-leading product performance at high altitudes and track record for reliable operation in harsh desert conditions.
The site is interconnected at the 115kV transmission level and uses a cutting edge PV plant controller, allowing the operator to choose between a variety of smart grid operating modes. The plant can provide large amounts of reactive power, closed loop power factor control, as well as AC voltage regulation. Moreover, the controller can throttle the site s solar energy output to help regulate the grid frequency, when needed.
The Alamosa project demonstrates the immense capabilities of smart grid inverters which will be put to use throughout the United States in the coming years, said Phil Vyhanek, President of Solectria Renewables. I am immensely proud of the achievements of our power systems engineering group, which was created to support large site customers like Cogentrix, during plant testing and certification.
Solectria Renewables, LLC is the leading U.S. based grid-tied photovoltaic inverter manufacturer for residential, commercial and utility-scale solar installations. Our versatile line of high efficiency products provide power solutions ranging from 1 kW residential systems to multi-megawatt solar farms. Solectria Renewables products are backed by more than 20 years of experience in the power electronic and inverter industries and supported by world class warranties.