Swinerton Renewable selects Sungrow inverters for 30-MW PV, wind project in Arizona

Inverter manufacturer Sungrow provided its SG1000MX central inverter to Swinerton Renewable Energy for its 30 MW Red Horse 3 solar project, which is a massive solar and wind project in Arizona. Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE) offers engineering, procurement, construction, and SOLV services for solar PV plants throughout North America to a diverse range of clients.

SunGrow inverters, combiner boxesThe Red Horse 3 project, located roughly 80 miles east of Tucson in Willcox, Ariz., began in December 2015 and is slated to be completed in the second quarter of 2016. The power generated by the facility is expected to connect directly into Tucson Electric Power’s grid.

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The SG1000MX is one of Sungrow’s most popular products and is designed to provide higher yield with a high efficiency. Based on its overload capability, SG1000MX is able to maintain real power output while satisfying power factor requirements. Capable of functioning in extreme weather and challenging landscape conditions, the SG1000MX is designed with a wide operating temperature range from -30 C to +55 C and is capable of maintaining continuous and stable operation at high altitude areas.

“Red Horse 3 is yet another example of a successful joint effort with DESRI to bring both jobs and affordable, clean energy to the residents of Arizona,” said Mr. George Hershman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Swinerton Renewable Energy. “We are also excited to partner with Sungrow, an innovative developer of energy conversion products, to use their inverters for the first time.”

 

— Solar Builder magazine

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