Chinese solar inverter and energy storage solutions company GoodWe has announced the completion of the Solar Citra Project, a 10.95 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Perak, Malaysia.
The Solar Citra project is GoodWe’s first large-scale solar farm project to be fully implemented with its integrated one-stop PV solution. Also, it is one of the initial projects to connect to the grid under the Large-Scale Solar 4 Program (LSS4) in Malaysia.
The one-stop PV solution consists of 52 250kW-HT string inverters, two 6750kVA medium-voltage (MV) stations, an SCB3000 communication device, and a SolarOS monitoring platform. The 250kW-HT inverter optimizes energy efficiency while minimizing operation and maintenance costs.
The MV station is conveniently accommodated in a transportable container, including the necessary switchgear and transformers to ensure uninterrupted power transformation in the system. In the system, the HT inverter efficiently converts the generated DC power to AC. At the same time, the MV station steps up the AC voltage from 800V to 33kV for grid connection and distribution.
The SCB3000 facilitates data acquisition and transmission from system components, including energy generation, weather conditions, and equipment status.
Furthermore, station-level monitoring is realized through GoodWe’s SolarOS, an online platform for power plant control, which enables plant operators to make informed decisions based on real-time analysis and manage the system remotely via Internet access.
James Hou, GoodWe’s APAC Sales Head, said in a statement, “GoodWe is proud to supply our utility solution to the Solar Citra Project. As a global smart energy solution provider, we have stood the test of time and remain committed to providing our clients with high-quality, cost-effective solutions for their clean energy needs. We firmly believe in the sustainable development of Malaysia and promise to be the main driving force in the process.”
Solar Citra project is expected to generate 24.095 GWh of clean energy annually, reducing annual carbon emissions by 17.1 metric tons and generating revenue of about $1 million.
Main partners in the project includes Solarvest Holdings Berhad, providing engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) solutions, and M K Land Holdings Berhad, the project owner and developer.