Santerno, a Carraro Group company, installed concentrated photovoltaic power inverters in the first phase of the Mildura Solar Power Station Project in Australia. The solar power station, located in Victoria, was built by Solar Systems, a unit of Silex Systems.
Santerno’s solar energy components are being provided by NHP Electrical Engineering Products, which has been supplying sales and service of Santerno solar technology in Australia and New Zealand since 2003.
The Solar Systems design concentrates solar power using a parabolic mirror that focuses the sun’s energy onto a focal point where a small area of high-efficiency PV cells then converts the solar rays into electrical power.
These curved reflecting mirrors are mounted on tracking systems that follow the sun to deliver concentrated CPV energy throughout the day. Stage one of the Mildura Power Station project is a 1.5 MW demonstration solar array; enough clean energy to power 500 homes.
Santerno has its headquarters in Imola, Italy.