Inverters master Poseidon’s challenge – On the coast of Corsica two solar parks with 24 megawatts are being built.
Corsica is the fourth largest Mediterranean island, with 261,000 inhabitants compared to the mainland but sparsely populated. On the other hand, the proportion of the photovoltaic output per insulaner is higher. The reason is Corsica’s affiliation with France, which has set itself the goal of installing a photovoltaic output of 18.2 to 20.2 gigawatts by 2023. It is therefore not surprising that the home of Napoleon, which has about 2,750 annual hours of sunshine more than the French mainland, is more profitable than other French regions.
RALOS new energy, ein weltweit arbeitendes Unternehmen für die Errichtung von Photovoltaik-Kraftwerken, wird nun an der Westküste Korsikas zwei Solarparks mit einer Leistung von jeweils 12 Megawatt in Betrieb nehmen, mit denen die Insel ihre Photovoltaik-Hoheit weiter festigt. Die 395 Wechselrichter, die in Summe in beiden Parks in der Nähe der Städte Aghione und Folelli installiert sind, kommen vom Neckarsulmer Hersteller KACO new energy.
Both solar power plants are located not far from the coast – a key factor that must be taken into account during the planning and execution. What attracts tourists for a healthy tan – salt on the skin and a fresh breeze from the sea – can permanently replace inverters: Here, brown spots are rather unhealthy signs of corrosion. That is why the product development at KACO new energy has equipped the inverter model blueplanet 50.0 TL3 INT with special components in order to persist in the saline air.
In detail, this means that the heat sink is additionally anodized, the aluminum housing has a special C5 varnish layer and the fan grille as well as all screws and hinges are made of high-strength stainless steel. Corrosion resistance was tested in accordance with standard EN 60068-2: 1996.
KACO new energy will transfer the model variant as blueplanet 50.0 TL3 OD + into serial production. Customers can thus benefit from the blessing of solar power generation in coastal areas: on small islands, which can become more energy-dependent by photovoltaics, it is also difficult to keep the usual safety distances from the sea.
About KACO new energy:
KACO new energy is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of inverters for grid feeding of solar power. The product range includes a complete range of services for systems ranging from family homes to megawatt solar parks. Since 1999, the Neckarsulmer company has delivered inverters with a cumulative output of 10 gigawatts. KACO new energy was the first company in the photovoltaic sector to produce its inverters CO2-neutral. In addition to grid-connected solar inverters, the range of solutions ranges from self-consumption and energy storage, accessories for network management, to services for projects on a power plant scale. In 2014, the company celebrated the 100th birthday of the original parent company, which was one of the first manufacturers of inverters at the end of the 1930s.