Emerson to provide inverters, controls for California photovoltaic facility

St. Louis, October 7, 2010 — Emerson won a contract to supply power inverters and plant-wide controls for a photovoltaic power generation facility in California.

Quanta Services awarded the contract to Emerson for the zero-emission solar power projects in Kings County, California. Quanta will provide the engineering, procurement and construction services for the facilities.

The projects were developed by Eurus Energy America and are owned jointly by Eurus and NRG Solar, a unit of NRG Energy. Once completed in mid-2011, the facility will generate 45 MW of renewable energy, which is enough to power 36,000 homes when operating at full capacity.


Offered by Emerson Industrial Automation’s Control Techniques business, the innovative inverters and sophisticated software convert DC power from photovoltaic arrays into AC power that is placed on the electric grid and used in homes and businesses.


The inverters are controlled through Emerson’s Inverter Management System, with overall plant control and interconnection with the electric grid provided by Emerson Process Management’s Ovation distributed control system.


Earlier this year, Emerson launched companywide initiatives designed to capitalize on the many technologies it delivers to solar and wind projects globally. Mark Bulanda, president of Emerson’s Control Techniques business, is serving as world leader for these Emerson initiatives and is coordinating the company’s activities for wind and solar energies across key Emerson businesses, including Emerson Network Power, Emerson Process Management and Emerson Industrial Automation.

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