Satcon Introduces Fully Integrated Utility Class 1MW PV Power Conversion Platform
Satcon Technology Corp. announced the general availability of Prism®, a fully integrated one megawatt medium voltage solution optimized for utility scale solar PV installations. Leveraging Satcon’s PowerGate® Plus 500kW solar PV inverters, Prism is a fully customizable one megawatt platform, complete with factory integrated step-up transformers, switchgear, and electronics. The solution will be delivered complete in an all-climate outdoor enclosure and ready to connect to the PV array and utility grid, enabling rapid installation through a modular prepackaged design.
According to the company, Prism will dramatically increase the ease and speed of a typical utility scale PV installation, while also providing the unparalleled power production efficiencies that can only be realized through this full factory integrated and tested power conversion platform. Satcon’s Prism one megawatt integrated medium voltage solution is based on factory integrated pairs of Satcon’s highly efficient PowerGate Plus 500kW solar PV inverters, which recently eclipsed 150MW of total units installed globally.
"We are at an inflexion point in the solar PV industry, where utility scale projects are becoming more prevalent," commented Dr. Leo Casey, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering for Satcon. "Satcon’s solutions have been used on some of the largest renewable energy sites in the world with hundreds of millions of grid connect kW hours delivered to date. Our customers were asking for a highly efficient, completely integrated package for large scale installations, and Prism offers the most flexible, efficient and powerful solution on the market today."