Schneider Electric not saying much about a 50-MW solar project in the U.S.

Schneider Electric‘s Solar Business said April 22 that it has been awarded a 50-MW contract for a solar project in the eastern U.S., without more details provided on the contract or the project site.

This contract follows Schneider Electric’s recent 300-MW project win for the largest photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Europe to be built in Cestas, France. 

For this new project, Schneider Electric’s Conext Core XC-NA inverters will be installed. “The Conext Core XC inverter platform has received very positive feedback from customers and utilities for its capability to meet both current and future grid requirements; from reactive power compensation day and night, to voltage and frequency ride through and regulation – even on less stable island grids, such as Puerto Rico,” said Serge Goldenberg, head of the Schneider Electric Solar Business unit.

Schneider Electric said that it has contracted 2.4 GW of this latest generation 1000V inverter platform, Conext Core XC, of which 1.7 GW have been installed.

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric said it offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications.

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