ABB kit for 75MW SA PV array

ABB has bagged a $25m order to supply electrical and control systems to the 75MW Kathu PV array in South Africa, as the Round 1 project races towards a spring 2014 finish.

ABB will supply and install a range of kit, including switchgear, distribution transformers, control and protection devices, and an advanced tracking system which aims to eliminate shadow on the panels.

The package will also feature a data-collection system that collects operational input from the trackers, the inverters, the string boxes and the substation to enable remote operation and maintenance – critical given the project’s distant location in the Northern Cape.

The Kathu project, downscaled from an original nameplate capacity of 81MW, will be one of the world’s largest PV projects with a single-axis Log in to read complete article.

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