Finnish industrial park obtains 12 MW smart grid with main inverters

Jul 31, 2020 08:42 PM ET
  • Inverter supplier Fimer offered its PVS980-58 main inverter option for the project, which will obtain 35% of its power from solar PV.
Finnish industrial park obtains 12 MW smart grid with main inverters
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Italy's Fimer, which obtained ABB's inverter company last year, has supplied inverters for the PV-powered Lemene wise grid project in Finland.

The district of Lempäälä, in southern Finland, will organize a 12 MW wise grid including a 4 MW ground-mount PV system. The clever grid will certainly deliver power to 300 companies in the Marjamäki industrial area.

Finland experiences a great deal of power outages, which is why lots of energies have started to create independent smart grids to boost power protection. The country likewise chose a new government last year, complying with a campaign based upon green promises. The country has pledged to accomplish complete decarbonization by 2035 and is now speeding up the growth of renewables.

The Lemene project is among 11 prepared installations to protect nearly EUR5 million in funding from the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and also Employment. As one of the biggest solar PV projects in Finland, the Lemene setup has a yearly outcome of 3,600 MWh, which about represents the electrical power usage of 1,620 apartment.

Fimer offered its PVS980-58 main inverters for the project. It declares that the innovation will certainly be critical in guaranteeing the project's success, as its solutions enable high power yields in on-grid and off-grid settings.

" This is a highly cutting-edge as well as distinguished project, with ambitious targets for better decentralization and also power self-sufficiency within Finland, says Filippo Carzaniga, chairman of the board of Fimer. "A crucial top priority for us was to make certain that the modern technology can constantly perform and work in harmony with various other sustainable sources, holding up against the diverse weather conditions in Finland without endangering on the yield."

Fimer stated its main inverter option is especially well-suited for applications in rough services as a result of its self-supporting, low-maintenance cooling system.

"We are currently looking at exactly how we can extract warmth from the solar system for co-generation and we are also spending better in a 1MW solar plant over the next five years," stated Kai-Kristian Koskinen, head of the electrical business at Lempäälän Energia.

Fimer strategies to open a new R&D center later on this year in Helsinki. It will be its 2nd research center in the Finnish capital.

"The centers and also its group assistance screening as well as verification of Fimer's profile of inverters for risk-free operation and also endurance throughout a wide range of climatic conditions, including the compatibility to grid codes, along with testing and gauging harmonics and also grid communications," the business said.

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