Solar PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow announced that the world’s largest PV and energy storage microgrid power plant with 13 MW of PV inverters and 7 MW of energy storage inverters, was installed in Shuanghu, China, the highest region in the world located in China’s Tibet province.
The 20 MW microgrid power plant aims to provide electricity to over 14,000 people living in the vicinity, with average elevations reaching heights of over 5000 meters. With temperatures often dipping below -5 degrees Celsius and the lowest temperatures recorded at -40 degrees Celsius, Shuanghu County’s extreme climate has frequently posed challenges to inverters and other solar components, operating in the region’s frigid conditions.
Sungrow’s solar and energy storage inverters, together with the company‘s batteries systems, are employed in this project. Sungrow’s inverters are designed with standardized container specifications, shortening the time required for installation and commissioning, which in turn reduces overall installed costs. In difficult geographic locations, where labor and other installation-related costs are proportionately higher, these types of cost reductions are even more accentuated. Sungrow’s microgrid power plant is also designed for remote monitoring and makes unattended operation a reality.