ABB is supplying its industry-renowned plug-and-play transformation centers for one of Japan’s largest foreign-owned solar power plants.
ABB has won an order from Maetel, an engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contractor, to supply 26 transformation centers for the Fukuroda photovoltaic power plant in Japan.
The plant will have a generating capacity of 26 megawatts (MW) and will produce enough emission-free energy to power 10,000 Japanese homes. The plant is currently under construction on a former golf course, and is scheduled to start production in spring 2015. It is owned by Spainbased Gestamp Solar, a leading developer and operator of solar power plants.
ABB transformation centers conver t the direct current generated by the photovoltaic modules into utilitystandard alternating current that can be fed safely and reliably into the power grid. The transformation centers are specifically designed by ABB to meet customer needs and the harsh
operating conditions of solar plant environments. Each center is a highly standardized, pre-assembled and factory-tested container comprising inverters, transformers, medium voltage switchgear and low voltage switchboards, all of which are manufactured and optimized by ABB for high-output solar power production.
Highest power density
The transformation centers will connect the Fukuroda PV plant to the transmission network in compliance with local grid codes.
ABB and the plant’s owner-operator, Gestamp Solar, have a long and successful partnership in the photovoltaic industry. Over the past five years ABB has supplied Gestamp Solar with consultancy and turnkey power and automation solutions for photovoltaic power plants all over the world. For Fukuroda, which is Gestamp Solar’s first project in Japan, ABB has provided support and expertise throughout the development of the project.