High altitude solar plant, Italy
ABB supplied the solar inverters for a plant at 3,452 meters on Mont Blanc’s Pointe Helbronner, to support the energy needs of a new cable car station.
A 13.3 kWp solar panel plant at the Pontal d’Entrèves’ base station covers an area of 160 square metres and a 12.9 kWp plant at Pointe Helbronner covers an area of 120 square meters.
The challenging environment of the plant required a solution that could withstand the extreme weather conditions and the rarefied atmosphere of such a high altitude.
The solar panel plant generators are connected to solar inverters supplied by ABB. Two ABB string inverter models provided the optimum solution.