Ingeteam has commissioned two PV plants in the state of New Mexico, totaling 20MW; adding to its 35GW of power converters installed in the world. The two power plants are supplying the energy produced to PNM, a state electricity provider. They were constructed by the company Affordable Gransolar LLC, the American subsidiary of Grupo Gransolar.
These two PV plants have been constructed in 3 months and came online in November and December 2015, respectively. It is expected that they will produce a combined amount of energy of more than 57GWh per year.
The largest of the two plants, Santolina Solar Energy Center, is located in the town of Bernalillo, close to Albuquerque, and has a rated power output of 10.5MW distributed between five 2.1MW power stations
. The other PV plant, with a rated power output of 9.5MW, is located on the outskirts of Santa Fe, the state capital. This plant is equipped with five Ingeteam power stations: four with a power output of 2.1MW and one of 1.05MW.
These power stations were supplied ready for field installation, given the fact that they already include all the necessary equipment: two 1,070kW PV central inverters; a LV/MV transformer; medium voltage switchgear; and auxiliary services switchgear. All these elements are suitable for outdoor installation.