SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) is supplying 57 Medium Voltage Power Stations (MVPS) 5500 and two SMA Power Plant Controllers to the Limondale Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia. Delivering 349 MW of power, Limondale is one of the largest PV power plants in Australia, that will generate enough energy to supply more than 100,000 homes with clean solar power. BELECTRIC is constructing the PV power plant and will also assume operational responsibility on behalf of the owner, innogy SE. Complete commissioning is scheduled for 2020.
The Limondale PV power plant is another milestone on the road to securing SMA’s outstanding position on Australia’s booming market for PV power plants. “We are delighted that BELECTRIC has chosen our system solutions,” said Boris Wolff, Executive Vice President of the Utility business unit at SMA. “The MVPS 5500 combines two powerful Sunny Central 2750-EV PV inverters, a transformer and switchgear in a single container. It’s easy to transport and can be quickly installed and commissioned. The high power density and compact container design also reduce the plant’s operating costs. In addition, the SMA Power Plant Controller ensures flexible farm control in the 1,500 V PV power plant.”
“Australia is a highly promising market for the further expansion of our world-leading position as an EPC provider,” said Martin Zembsch, general manager of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH. “For the implementation of our largest project ever in Australia, we are relying on the high dependability and availability as well as the outstanding cost-efficiency of SMA’s system solutions.”
The SMA Group with sales of around €900 million in 2017 is a global leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants. SMA offers a wide range of products and solutions that allow for high energy yields for residential and commercial PV systems and large-scale PV power plants. To increase PV self-consumption efficiently, SMA system technology can easily be combined with different battery technologies. Intelligent energy management and digital energy solutions, comprehensive services and operational management of PV power plants round off SMA’s range. The company is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, is represented in 19 countries and has more than 3,000 employees worldwide, including 500 working in Development. SMA’s multi-award-winning technology is protected by more than 1,200 patents and utility models. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and is listed in the SDAX index.
SMA Solar Technology AG
Head of Corporate Communications:
Tel. +49 561 9522-2805
Manager Corporate Press
Tel. +49 561 9522-1124
This press release serves only as information and does not constitute an offer or invitation to subscribe for, acquire, hold or sell any securities of SMA Solar Technology AG (the “Company”) or any present or future subsidiary of the Company (together with the Company, the “SMA Group”) nor should it form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any contract to purchase or subscribe for any securities in the Company or any member of the SMA Group or commitment whatsoever. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
This press release can contain future-oriented statements. Future-oriented statements are statements which do not describe facts of the past. They also include statements about our assumptions and expectations. These statements are based on plans, estimations and forecasts which the Managing Board of SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA or company) has available at this time. Future-oriented statements are therefore only valid on the day on which they are made. Future-oriented statements by nature contain risks and elements of uncertainty. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors can lead to considerable differences between the actual results, the financial position, the development or the performance of the corporation and the estimates given here. These factors include those which SMA has discussed in published reports. These reports are available on the SMA website at www.SMA.de. The company accepts no obligation whatsoever to update these future-oriented statements or to adjust them to future events or developments.