GE has been selected by Toyo Engineering Corporation on behalf of the project owner, GK KS Power 1, a special purpose vehicle consortium by GE Energy Financial Service and K-Energy, to provide its 1,500-volt inverters to build the 24-megawatt (MW) solar plant project located in Katsuura City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
"As we continue to invest in solar technologies to build future cost-effective solar plants, we are glad to partner with GE and leverage its LV5 inverter technology to continue our quest in providing clean and affordable solar power to the country," said Takatoshi Sugimoto, director for K-Energy.
For this project, GE will be delivering 25 of its 1-MW LV5 1,500-volt inverters and 13 medium-voltage transformers with a ring main unit (RMU), all of which will be preassembled onto skids for ease of transportation and installation on-site.
"We had recently developed several significant solar projects in Japan. We are thrilled to help drive solar forward, supporting the country in its ambition to developing renewable energy as a key player in its national energy mix," said Patrick Fetzer, Solar CEO, GE's Power Conversion business.
"With more than 5 GW of solar inverters shipped worldwide, our LV5 solar inverters have a proven track record all over the globe, helping our customers to improve their plants' performance and bring down the cost of utility-scale solar projects," said Azeez Mohammed, president and CEO, GE's Power Conversion business.