Huawei Powers Up 11 Solar Projects in Spain Totaling 447.3MWac

11 solar projects are now live in Spain. Partnered with X-Elio, Huawei has provided its innovative end-to-end smart PV solution consisting of Huawei SUN2000 String Inverters, and Smart Transformer Stations (STS), which work perfectly alongside the tracker system. As one of the successful and most technologically advanced solar projects in Spain to date, this represents a big milestone in the Spanish renewable energy industry.

PV Aljorra, one of 11 X-Elio Projects, Spain, 30MWac (photo source X-Elio)

X-Elio was awarded 455MWdc in the 2017 renewable energy auction in Spain, with a connection deadline of December 31, 2019.

The optimal combination of smart inverters, STSs and trackers reduces string mismatch maximally and integrates the power supply with the trackers and communication management, greatly reducing the cost and improving the system’s energy yield.

Huawei boasts a rather robust PV market in Europe with nearly 8.5GWac of PV inverter shipments. In Spain, Huawei has shipped to date a total of more than 1.5GWac of string inverters, adding additional value by providing customers with a lower LCOE.

The 11 projects totaling 455MWdc are the first PV plants to be fully equipped with Smart Transformer Stations in Spain. 

The eco-design transformer is suitable for low self-consumption for higher yields and the robust design can protect against harsh environment, while compact 20’HC container design ensures faster and safer transportation. Grid-connection of these projects has been achieved in a time- and cost-effective way, prior to the December 31st deadline. Accordingly, backed up by Huawei’s powerful innovation capabilities and high-quality products, the projects are expected to be able to achieve an optimal LCOE, supporting the future success of X-Elio.