SMA inverters were recently selected by Amec Foster Wheeler for Sempra Renewables’ 94 MW Copper Mountain Solar 4 project in Boulder City, Nev. This is the fourth phase of the Copper Mountain Solar Complex, one of the largest PV solar facilities in the U.S. When Copper Mountain Solar 4 is complete, it will power approximately 41,000 California homes, according to SMA.
The inverter maker notes this represented one of the first major solar projects to use SMA’s Sunny Central 2200-US inverter, which allows for efficient power plant design and high power density. The project used 46 Sunny Central inverters.
“SMA is honored to be selected for this project and to work with Amec Foster Wheeler and Sempra Renewables on this effort,” says Boris Wolff, executive vice president of SMA’s utility business unit. “The new Sunny Central 2200-US inverter is a game changer in terms of power density and feature-rich integration of advanced utility grade functionality.”
SMA says its team provided an operational overview of the Sunny Central for the Sempra team at the project site, ensuring that there will be seamless operation moving forward.
“SMA inverters were the right choice for this project due to their production technology and capability, robust reliability, industry presence, and our familiarity with their organization and products from previous projects,” comments Larry Myers, director of solar projects for Amec Foster Wheeler.
Photo courtesy of courtesy of SMA America: Peter King, senior applications engineer at SMA, demonstrates basic inverter operation and safety guidelines to the Sempra operations team.