Boston, February 17, 2010 — Satcon Technology Corp., a provider of utility scale power solutions for the renewable energy market, was selected by EasyPower S.A. to supply 2.5 MW of its PowerGate Plus 100 KW solar photovoltaic inverter solutions across 25 installations on the island of Rhodes, Greece.
The solar power plants will be developed and constructed by EasyPower S.A. and will generate enough solar energy to supply 1.2 percent of the islands electricity demand.
The installations will be owned by EasySolar S.A., RNA Power S.A., and Diachrisi Iliakis Energeias S.A. as part of a 2.5 MW project.
At present, the island’s power is made by diesel generators that can produce up to 194.4 MW during peak demand periods. Rhodes’ energy consumption surges during the summer months as the population of the island swells by 300 percent.
The solar installations will provide critical peak demand support, enhancing grid stability while delivering cost effective renewable energy for the population in addition to supporting the island’s year round base load demands.
Each plant is composed of Satcon’s PowerGate Plus solutions, combined with two-axis trackers and high efficiency monocrystalline modules and could generate in excess of 225,000 kWh annually.