Emerson to provide power technology for California solar projects
Emerson will supply utility-scale power inverters for two solar energy projects in California with capacity to produce a combined 70 MW of power
St. Louis, June 28, 2012 — Emerson will supply utility-scale power inverters for two solar energy projects in California with capacity to produce a combined 70 MW of power.
Quanta Power Generation, Inc., a unit of Quanta Services, Inc., will use Emerson power inverters to convert DC power from solar arrays into AC power, which is placed directly on the electric grid and is used by homes and businesses. Emerson's power inverters are controlled through an inverter management system.
Located about 60 miles southeast of Fresno, California, the larger of the two plants, with capacity to generate 50 MW of power, is estimated to be complete by the end of the year. The smaller plant will have capacity to produce 20 MW with anticipated completion in October 2012.
The projects are owned and being developed by two project units of GCL Solar Energy, Inc., a leading global solar power producer. GCL selected Quanta Power Generation to provide the engineering, procurement, and construction services for the project.