GE wins solar contract from Toyo Engineering in Japan

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GE has won a contract from Toyo Engineering to provide its 1,500-volt inverters to build the 24 MW solar plant project in Katsuura City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

The project owner is GK KS Power 1, a special purpose vehicle consortium by GE Energy Financial Service and K-Energy.

Japan is aiming to reach a solar installation of 64 gigawatts (GW) by 2030. Japan aims to add 7 GW of new solar installation to the actual 42 GW of total installed base.

“As we continue to invest in solar technologies to build future cost-effective solar plants, we are glad to partner with GE and leverage its LV5 inverter technology to continue our quest in providing clean and affordable solar power to the country,” said Takatoshi Sugimoto, director for K-Energy.

GE will be delivering 25 of its 1-MW LV5 1,500-volt inverters and 13 medium-voltage transformers with a ring main unit (RMU).

The LV5 1,500-volt solar inverters have achieved a global installed base of more than 5 GW.

“We had recently developed several significant solar projects in Japan,” said Patrick Fetzer, Solar CEO, GE’s Power Conversion business.

GE has delivered and commissioned 200 MW of solar inverters, mostly notably the 96-MW Hosoe mega solar project and the 40-MW Furukawa project.