SMA has signed agreement with Indian based¬†leading solar EPC Solution provider Sterling and Wilson for the 162 MW “Columboola Solar Farm” in Queensland. The project will be delivered by Sterling and Wilson while the inverter solution for the project will be supplied by SMA to Sterling and Wilson. The project includes construction of 39 medium voltage power stations and an SMA Power controller to control the flow of electricity in the PV plant.
Collectively, both the companies have now 700 MW of three renewables projects in Queensland. SMA, a leading global specialist in photovoltaic system technology, will provide 79 Sunny Central inverters integrated into 39 MVPS 5500-S-AU, a MVPS 2750-S-AU and an SMA Power Plant Controller for the Columboola Solar Farm. Start of delivery for SMA inverters is expected for April 2021. The expected date for plant’s commissioning is August 2021. Once operational, the Columboola Solar Farm will export electricity under the PPA with state-owned CS Energy for industrial retail customers such as Griffith University, Central Queensland University and Queensland University of Technology.
This project will not only light 100,000 homes and create 400 jobs but also it will help achieve Queensland its target of attaining 50% renewables energy share in energy mix by 2030, as right now only 14% of state’s electricity is generated by renewable sources.
This is not the first time the two companies have formed agreement as collectively both the companies have now 700 MW of renewables projects in Queensland. SMA, a leading global specialist in photovoltaic system technology, will provide 79 Sunny Central inverters integrated into 39 MVPS 5500-S-AU, a MVPS 2750-S-AU and an SMA Power Plant Controller for the Columboola Solar Farm. Start of delivery for SMA inverters is expected for April 2021. The expected date for plant’s commissioning is August 2021. Once operational, the Columboola Solar Farm will export electricity under the PPA with state-owned CS Energy for industrial retail customers such as Griffith University, Central Queensland University and Queensland University of Technology.
This project will not only light 100,000 homes and create 400 jobs but also it will help achieve Queensland its target of attaining 50% renewables energy share in energy mix by 2030, as right now only 14% of state’s electricity is generated by renewable sources.
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