Sungrow to supply inverters to ‘largest solar project in Bangladesh’

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Chinese inverter maker Sungrow has announced the signing of a contract with India-based Rays Power Infra to supply inverter solutions to the largest solar power plant in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

Sungrow shall provide its central inverter solution as well as comprehensive on-site and post-sale service to the 280 MW solar power plant, located in the Rangpur District, on the banks of the river Teesta.

A consortium comprising Rays Power Infra and Zetwerk Manufacturing Businesses has been tasked with the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and operation and maintenance of the solar plant, while Switzerland-based ABB Ltd has been awarded the switchyard and substation contract.

Extreme humidity is a major consideration affecting this plant’s efficient operation.

Sungrow, anticipating this challenge, shall provide its 1,500V, 3.125 MW central inverter, one of the most popular central inverters around the world. The 3.125MW central inverter is equipped with IP65 protection, and thus guarantees efficient and unimpaired power generation—even in river Teesta region of 90% humidity.

The solar plant will be connected to the grid in April 2022 and annually generate 395 GWh of clean electricity, offsetting 316 thousand tons of CO2.

“Sungrow now occupies about 65% market share in Bangladesh, and it also was recently rewarded the 2021 Bangladesh Solar Week Leadership Award. Sungrow has been cooperating with reliable partners like Rays Power Infra, and previous projects prove successful. This 280 MW contract further enhances the mutual partnership between the two companies, and opens broader prospect for future cooperation,” said Sunil Badesra, International Director, Sungrow.

At the recent COP26, Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced the nation’s commitment to having 2.3 GW of solar power capacity by 2030. The government also targets to generate 40% of the country’s total electricity by 2050 from renewables.

 

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