GE gets inverter order for 24-MW solar park in Japan

November 8 (Renewables Now) – General Electric (NYSE:GE) has been selected by Toyo Engineering to supply 1,500-V central inverters for a 24-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Japan, the US company said on Wednesday.

More specifically, GE will be delivering 25 units of 1-MW LV5 1,500-V inverters and 13 medium-voltage transformers with a ring main unit (RMU).

The owner of the project in Katsuura, Chiba Prefecture is GK KS Power 1, a special purpose vehicle formed by GE Energy Financial Service and K-Energy. Toyo is in charge of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC). In February it said the plan, whose capacity in direct current (DC) stands at 32 MW, is scheduled to commence operations by the end of 2019.

Japan’s government has set a target for the installation of 64 GW of solar capacity by 2030, with 7 GW planned to be added this year. GE has so far delivered and commissioned 200 MW of solar inverters in Japan, including for the 96-MW Hosoe and the 40-MW Furukawa solar projects.


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