Schneider Electric announces 50 MW contract in eastern US

Avila Madrigal (1)Schneider Electric™ Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, has been awarded a 50 MW contract for a solar project in eastern US.

This contract follows Schneider Electric’s recent 300 MW project win for the largest PV power plant in Europe to be built in Cestas, France. Schneider Electric was also recently named by IHS as one of the top 3 companies for market share gains in the first three quarters of 2014.

For this project, Schneider Electric’s Conext Core XC-NA inverters will be installed.

“The Conext Core XC inverter platform has received very positive feedback from customers and utilities for its capability to meet both current and future grid requirements; from reactive power compensation day and night, to voltage and frequency ride through and regulation – even on less stable island grids, such as Puerto Rico,” said Serge Goldenberg, head of the Schneider Electric Solar Business unit.

Schneider Electric has contracted 2.4 GW of this latest generation 1000V inverter platform, Conext Core XC, of which 1.7 GW have been installed.

Schneider Electric: A Bankable Partner

As an industry leader, Schneider Electric’s Solar Business is committed to designing and developing best-in-class products and solutions for the solar power conversion chain, while providing global services and support. In an industry that has experienced cost competitive pressure and a wave of consolidations, choosing a long term partner has become even more important. Schneider Electric can offer assurance that spare parts, services, and technical support will be continually available over the 20+ year life of a solar installation. While some inverter companies faced a difficult end to 2014, Schneider Electric ended the year with record contract wins, proving the company’s reputation as a bankable partner within the solar industry.

— Solar Builder magazine

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