SMA receives order for large-scale project in the Atacama Desert
2021-02-03

SMA receives order for large-scale project in the Atacama Desert

SMA is supplying 46 Medium Voltage Power Station for the 220 megawatt Diego de Almagro Sur PV power plant in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The project will see South American power generation company Colbun SA expand its portfolio in the field of renewable energies.

“The Diego de Almagro Sur PV power plant will play an important role in the Chilean energy supply market. That is why we are particularly pleased that Colbun SA opted for the reliable technology and proven expertise of SMA,” said Daniel Rosende, General Manager of SMA South America. “Our system solutions for PV projects in the megawatt range have proven their reliability and performance around the world and are ideally suited for the extreme conditions in the Atacama Desert.”

For the Diego de Almagro Sur PV project, SMA will supply a total of 46 Medium Voltage Power Station (MVPS) – each one equipped with a Sunny Central 4600 central inverter as well as a transformer and switchgear in a single container. The container solution is easy to transport and quick to install and commission. With the Opticool® active temperature management system from SMA, the MVPS is ideally suited to the extreme conditions in the world’s driest desert and ensures full performance capability even at high altitudes.

In Chile, 44 percent of the electricity used already comes from renewable energies. The country’s energy program aims to increase the proportion of the fuel mix that comes from renewable energies to as much as 70 percent by 2030 and as much as 95 percent by 2050.


About SMA
As a leading global specialist in photovoltaic system technology, the SMA Group is setting the standards today for the decentralized and renewable energy supply of tomorrow. SMA’s portfolio contains a wide range of efficient PV inverters, holistic system solutions for PV systems of all power classes, intelligent energy management systems and battery-storage solutions as well as complete solutions for PV diesel hybrid applications. Digital energy services as well as extensive services up to and including operation and maintenance services for PV power plants round off SMA’s range. SMA inverters with a total output of around 95 gigawatts have been installed in more than 190 countries worldwide. SMA’s multi-award-winning technology is protected by more than 1,600 patents and utility models. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and is listed in the SDAX index.


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